427. All Beautiful the March of Days

1 All beautiful the march of days,
as seasons come and go;
the hand that shaped the rose hath wrought
the crystal of the snow,
hath sent the hoary frost of heaven,
the flowing waters sealed,
and laid a silent loveliness
on hill and wood and field.

2 O’er white expanses, sparkling pure ,
the radiant morns unfold;
the solemn splendours of the night
burn brighter through the cold;
life mounts in every throbbing vein,
love deepens round the hearth,
and clearer sounds the angel hymn,
"Good will and peace on earth."

3 O thou, from whose unfathomed law
the year in beauty flows,
thyself the vision passing by
in crystal and in rose,
day unto day doth utter speech,
and night to night proclaim
in ever-changing words of light
the wonder of thy name.

Text Information
First Line: All beautiful the march of days
Title: All Beautiful the March of Days
Author: Frances Whitmarsh Wile (1878-1939)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: CMD
Scripture: Job 38:1-41; Psalm 19; Wisdom of Solomon 43:1-33; Sirach 43:1-33; Prayer of Azariah 23 - 68; Luke 2:1-20
Topic: Creation; Canada; Christmas
Tune Information
Name: FOREST GREEN
Collector and Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Meter: CMD
Key: G Major or modal
Source: English trad.
Copyright: Harmony © Oxford University Press.
Notes: Lower key 121



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