Kindly spring again is here

Kindly spring again is here

Author: John Newton
Published in 8 hymnals

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1. Kindly spring again is here,
Trees and fields in bloom appear;
Hark! the birds with artless lays
Warble their creator’s praise.

2. Where in winter all was snow,
Now the flowers in clusters grow;
And the corn, in green array,
Promises a harvest-day.

3. Lord, afford a spring to me,
Let me feel like what I see;
Speak, and by Thy gracious voice,
Make my drooping soul rejoice.

4. On Thy garden deign to smile,
Raise the plants, enrich the soil;
Soon Thy presence will restore
Life to what seemed dead before.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3535

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Kindly spring again is here
Author: John Newton

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Kindly Spring again is here. J. Newton. [Spring.] The hymn in The Council School Hymn Book, 1905, is a cento, stanzas i.-iii. being from J. Newton's "Pleasing spring again is here," Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. 2, No. 33, somewhat altered, and st. iv. by another hand. In The English Hymnal, 1906, there is another cento beginning with the same altered first line.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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