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A Song of Spring Once More We Sing   Leave a comment

Cherry Blossoms, Washington, D.C.

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Hymn Source = The Church School Hymnal for Youth (1928), of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Words by William Howse Groser (1834-1925), British Congregationalist businessman, poet, author, Christian educator, and amateur scientist

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1.  A song of spring once more more we sing

As winter flies away,

And changeful hours sun and showers

To weave a crown for May:

With heart and voice we all rejoice

On this returning day.

With heart and voice we all rejoice

On this returning day.

2.  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.

Each annual round with bounties crowned

Till time shall be no more.

3.  Thee, Lord, we praise for springtide days,

And life’s yet fairer spring;

These golden hours, these opening powers,

To Thy glad service bring:

Thine own to be, from sin set free–

Our Father, Saviour, King!

Thine own to be, from sin set free–

Our Father, Saviour, King!

4.  Though foes may throng, Lord, make us strong–

A firm, unfaltering band–

The good to seek, the truth to speak,

And for the right to stand;

Till, duty done, and victory won,

We gain the Better Land.

Till, duty done, and victory won,

We gain the Better Land.