At length the wished for spring is come

At length the wished for spring is come

Author: John Newton
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 At length the wished for spring is come;
How altered is the scene!
The trees and shrubs are dressed in bloom,
The earth arrayed in green.

2 I see my Savior from on high,
Break through the clouds and shine!
No creature now more blest than I,
No song more loud than mine.

3 Thy word does all my hope revive,
It overcomes my foes;
It makes my languid graces thrive,
And blossom like a rose.

4 Dear Lord, a monument I stand,
Of what thy grace can do,
Uphold me by thy gracious hand,
Each changing season through.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: At length the wished for spring is come
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Hymns for Family Worship, with Prayers for Every Day in the Week (2nd ed.) #105

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCCXI

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