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All Beautiful the March of Days

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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 heav'n,
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 ev'ry throbbing vein,
Love deepens round the hearth,
And clearer sounds the angel hymn,
"Good will to men 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.



Source: Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #275

Author: Frances Whitmarsh Wile

Wile, Mrs. Frances Whitmarsh. (Bristol Centre, New York, December 2, 1878--July 31, 1939, Rochester, N.Y.). Married A.J. Wile in 1901. Her lovely hymn for use in winter, beginning "All beautiful the march of days" was written about 1907 while she was a parishioner of Rev. William C. Gannett, in Rochester, N.Y., in consultation with him, and was included in Gannett and Hosmer's revised edition of Unity Hymns and Chorals, 1911, from which it passed into The New Hymn and Tune Book, 1914, and Hymns of the Spirit, 1937. --Henry Wilder Foote, DNAH Archives… Go to person page >

Tune

FOREST GREEN

FOREST GREEN is an English folk tune associated with the ballad "The Ploughboy's Dream." Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) turned FOREST GREEN into a hymn tune for The English Hymnal (1906), using it as a setting for "O Little Town of Bethlehem." Shaped in rounded bar form (AABA), FOREST GREEN has th…

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The Cyber Hymnal #89
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Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #427TextPage Scan
Hymnal: A Worship Book #159
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #275Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #292TextPage Scan
Rejoice in the Lord #9TextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #89TextScoreAudio
The New Century Hymnal #434TextPage Scan
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #530Text
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #39
Include 70 pre-1979 instances
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