The Return of the Spring Celebrated

From winter's barren clods

Author: Thomas Gibbons
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 From winter's barren clods
From winter's joyless waste,
The spring in sudden youth appears,
With blooming beauty grac'd.

2 How balmy is the air!
How warm the solar beams!
And to refresh the ground, the rains
Descend in gentle streams.

3 Great God, at thy command
Seasons in order rise:
Thy power in love and concert reign
Thro' earth, and seas, and skies:

4 With grateful praise we own
Thy providential hand,
While grass for kine, and herb and corn
For men, enrich the land:

5 But greater still the gift
Of thine incarnate Son;
By him forgiveness, peace, and joy
Thro' endless ages run.

Source: A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #CLXXXI

Author: Thomas Gibbons

Gibbons, Thomas, was born at Beak, near Newmarket, May 31, 1720; educated by Dr. Taylor, at Deptford; ordained in 1742, as assistant to the Rev. Mr. Bures, at Silver Street Chapel, London; and in 1743 became minister of the Independent Church, at Haberdashers' Hall, where he remained till his death, Feb. 22, 1785. In addition to his ministerial office he became, in 1754, tutor of the Dissenting Academy at Mile End, London; and, in 1759, Sunday evening lecturer at Monkwell Street. In 1760 the College at New Jersey, U.S., gave him the degree of M.A. and in 1764 that of Aberdeen the degree of D.D. His prose works were (1) Calvinism and Nonconformity defended, 1740; (2) Sermons on various subjects, 1762; (3) Rhetoric, 1767; (4) Female Worthies,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: From winter's barren clods
Title: The Return of the Spring Celebrated
Author: Thomas Gibbons
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #CLXXXI

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The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d120

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The Baptist Hymn Book #653

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The Christian Harmonist #37

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1217

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