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Behold, long wished for spring is here

Behold, long wished for spring is here

Author: John Newton
Published in 18 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Behold! long-wish'd-for spring is come,
How alter'd is the scene!
The trees and shrubs are dress'd in bloom,
The earth array'd in green.

2 Where'er we tread, the clustering flowers
Beauteous around us spring;
The birds, with joint harmonious powers,
Invite our hearts to sing.

3 But ah! in vain I strive to join
Oppress'd with sin and doubt;
I feel 'tis winter still within,
Though all is spring without.

4 O! would my Savior, from on high,
Break through these clouds and shine,
No creature then more blest than I,
No song more loud than mine.

5 Lord, let thy word my hopes revive,
And overcome my foes;
O make my languid graces thrive,
And blossom like the rose!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #407

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: Behold, long wished for spring is here
Author: John Newton

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d71

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #407

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCCLXXXV

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCCLXXXV

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #500

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Hymns selected from various authors #509

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #602

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Hymns, Selected and Original #602

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Hymns #602

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Hymns #602

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Hymns #602

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Hymns #602

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The Baptist Hymn Book #655

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1218

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