Scripture Verse

He…gave us rain from Heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness. Acts 14:17


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Big­low & Main’s May An­nu­al for 1876.

Music: No­ah Hu­bert P. Main (🔊 pdf nwc).

Hubert P. Main (1839–1925)


Behold the love­ly spring­time!
We hail its ro­sy hours,
We wel­come back the sun­shine
And cool, re­fresh­ing show­ers;
There’s beau­ty all around us,
And mu­sic ev­ery­where;
O praise our great cre­at­or
Who makes the earth so fair.


Come, child­ren, join the cho­rus,
Ring out in joy­ful strain
A song of love to God above;
The spring has come again.

Our youth is like the spring­time,
Our hearts are like the flow­ers;
Our smiles like play­ful sun­beams
That cheer its pass­ing hours;
And may our deeds of kind­ness,
As one by one they fall,
Be like the gen­tle rain­drops
Our Fa­ther sends to all.


Each ten­der bud and blos­som,
From out its dewy leaves,
Gives back to God who made it
The sweet per­fume it breathes;
Then let us give to Je­sus
Our youth­ful hearts to­day,
And in life’s hap­py spring­time,
Begin the hea­ven­ly way.