9. 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 splendors of the night
burn brighter through the cold;
life mounts in every throbbing vein,
love deepens round the hearth,
Aad clearer sounds the angel hymn,
“Good will to all 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 (1912, alt.)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CMD
Topic: In The Beginning: Creator of Heaven and Earth
Language: English
Notes: Now Public Domain
Copyright: Used by permission of Dorothy M. W. Bean
Tune Information
Arranger: R. Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: CMD
Key: G Major
Copyright: From the "English Hymnal," used by permission of Oxford University Press
Notes: Now Public Domain in the U.S.; Alternative tunes: HALIFAX, 481, SHEPHERD'S PIPES, 253

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