Scripture Verse

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


William H. Groser (1834–1925)

Words: Will­iam H. Gros­er, in the Sun­day School Hym­na­ry, 1905.

Music: Ara­bia (Wil­son) W. Wil­son (1833–?) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know Wil­son’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.