He…gave us rain from Heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness. Acts 14:17
Words: William H. Groser, in the Sunday School Hymnary, 1905.
Music: Arabia (Wilson) W. Wilson (1833–?) (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know Wilson’s full name, or where to get a good picture of him (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
A song of spring once more we sing
As winter flies away,
And changeful hours bring sun and showers
To weave a crown for May;
With heart and voice we all rejoice,
On this returning day.
For once again the promise-strain
Floats down from days of yore,
That fruits of earth shall wake to birth,
To bless the toiler’s store;
Each annual round with bounties crowned,
Till time shall be no more.
Thee, Lord, we praise for springtide days,
And life’s yet fairer spring;
These golden hours, these opening powers,
We in glad service bring,
Thine own to be, from sin set free,
Our Father, Savior, King.