The Summer Gift

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Let Thy summer gift, O Lord,
Pardon be, and peace and power:
Sun of Life Divine, abroad
All Thy healing radiance shower.

This world's sun before our eyes
Chases far cold winter's night:
Jesu, Sun of Grace, arise;
Shed on us Thy heavenly light.

Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher

Pilcher, Charles Venn. (Oxford, June 4, 1879--July 4, 1961, Sydney, Australia). Anglican. Grandnephew of Charlotte Elliott. Hertford College, Oxford, B.A., 1902; M.A., 1905; B.D., 1909; D.D., 1921. Curacies at Birmingham, 1903-1905; St. James, Toronto, 1910-1916; taught theology at Auckland Castle, England, 1905-1906, and at Wycliffe College, Toronto, 1916-1936. Elected coadjutor bishop of Sydney, Australia, at the instance of a former Wycliffe colleague, Archbishop Mowll. He composed hymn tunes and other music, and long played bass clarinet in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Also, he translated and published much devotional material from Iceland, notably Iceland Christian Classics (1950). These side interests, like his hymn writing, merely… Go to person page >

Author: Björn Halldórsson

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First Line: Let Thy summer gift, O Lord
Title: The Summer Gift
Author: Björn Halldórsson (1841)
Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
Meter: D
Language: English