Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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.