The glory of the spring, how sweetAuthor: Thomas H. Gill
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1 The glory of the spring, how sweet!
The new-born life, how glad!
What joy the happy earth to greet
In spring's bright raiment clad!
2 Divine Redeemer, Thee we bless
For Thy great love and power,
And greet Thee for Thy loveliness
Expressed in leaf and flower.
3 Oh may we be, by Thy great power,
Renewed these spring-tide days;
And so reflect Thee in each hour
That all shall give Thee praise.
4 Still let new life and strength upspring,
Still let new joy be given;
And grant the glad new song to ring
Throughout the earth and heaven.
The glory of the Spring, how sweet. T. H Gill. [Spring.] "Composed at Whitsuntide, 1867, and first printed in the Golden Chain, &c, 1869," No. 112, in 9 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "The Divine Renewer. ‘Thou renewest the face of the earth.' Be renewed in the spirit of your mind.’" It is an exquisite lyric, and has been somewhat widely used, but usually with the omission of one or more stanzas. In Great Britain it is in Dale's English Hymn Book, 1874, No. 1143; the Baptist Hymnal, 1879, No. 816; Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884, No. 622, and others, and in America in the Songs of the Spirit, N. Y., 1871, &c.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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