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

Edith L. Thomas, A First Book in Hymns & Worship (New York/Cincinnati, Ohio: Abingdon Press, 1922), number 5.

Var, arranged from Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Opus 140 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

All the beauty out of doors
Calls, O worship God the Lord;
Add your gladness, boys and girls,
To the joy song of the world!