Another year of setting suns

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1 Another year of setting suns,
Of stars by night revealed,
Of springing grass, of tender buds,
By winter’s snow concealed.

2 Another year of summer’s glow,
Of autumn’s gold and brown,
Of waving fields, and ruddy fruit
The branches weighing down.

3 Another year of happy work
That better is than play;
Of simple care, and love that grows
More sweet from day to day.

4 Another year of baby mirth
And childhood’s blessèd ways;
Of thinker’s thought, and prophet’s dream,
And poet’s tender lays.

5 Another year at Beauty’s feast,
At every moment spread;
Of silent hours, when grow distinct
The voices of the dead.

6 Another year to follow hard
Where better souls have trod;
Another year of life’s delight;
Another year of God!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11656

Author: John White Chadwick

Chadwick, John White, was born at Marblehead, Mass., U.S., Oct. 19, 1840; graduated at the Cambridge Divinity School, July 19, 1864, and ordained minister of the Second Unitarian Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 21, 1864. A frequent contributor to the Christian Examiner; The Radical; Old and New; Harper's Magazine; and has published many poems in American periodicals. His hymn on Unity, "Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round," was written for the graduating class of the Divinity School, Cambridge, June 19, 1864. It is in Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884. It is a hymn of superior merit. [Rev. W. Garrett Horder] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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Author: John White Chadwick

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