O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.@Psalm 96:1
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A Spring Afternoon
Arthur Hughes (1832-1915)

Thomas H. Gill, 1867; written at Whitsuntide, first published in The Golden Chain, 1869.

St. Saviour (Baker) Frederick G. Baker, 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc).

The glory of the spring how sweet!
The new-born life how glad!
What joy the happy earth to greet
In new, bright raiment clad!

Divine Redeemer, Thee I bless;
I greet Thy going forth;
I love Thee in the loveliness
Of Thy renewèd earth.

But O these wonders of Thy grace,
These nobler works of Thine,
These marvels sweeter far to trace,
These new births more divine:

This new-born glow of faith so strong,
This bloom of love so fair,
This new-born ecstasy of song,
And fragrancy of prayer!

Creator Spirit, work in me
These wonders sweet of Thine;
Divine Redeemer, graciously
Renew this heart of mine.

Still let new life and strength upspring,
Still let new joy be given;
And grant the glad new song to ring
Through the new earth and Heaven.