1 A joyous song once more we bring,
With winter far away,
While glowing summer yields her flow’rs
To brighten Children’s Day;
With heart and voice let us rejoice,
And grateful tribute pay.
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 tie shall be no more.
3 We thank Thee, Lord, for summer days,
And loud for praises ring;
These golden hours, these opening pow’rs,
We in glad service bring;
Thine own to be, from sin set free,
Our Father, Saviour, King.
4 Though foes may throng, Lord, make us strong,
A firm, unfalt’ring band,
The good to seek, the truth to speak,
And for the right to stand;
Till, duty done, and vict’ry won,
We gain the better land.
Groser, William Howse, B.SC., son of Mr. W. Groser (for many years Secretary of the London Sunday School Union, and a relative of the Rev. W. Groser, noticed above), was b. in 1834, and educated at University College, London, and graduated B.SC. at the London University, in 1862. Although engaged in mercantile pursuits Mr. Groser devotes considerable time to natural science, and Christian work, especially in connection with Sunday schools. He was for twelve years editor of the Bible Class and Youth’s Magazine; and subsequently of the Sunday School Teacher, and of the Excelsior. His publications, mainly of a Biblical and educational character, are numerous. In 1875, he edited:—
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