The winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle dove is heard in our land. Song of Solomon 2:11–13
Words: Edith L. Thomas, A First Book in Hymns & Worship (New York & Cincinnati, Ohio: Abingdon Press, 1922), number 5.
Music: Var, arranged from Franz Schubert (1797–1828), Opus 140 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Thomas (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
All the beauty out of doors
O worship God the Lord;
Add your gladness, boys and girls,
To the joy song of the world!