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God of the glorious sunshine

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1. God of the glorious sunshine,
God of refreshing rain,
Whose voice bids earth awaken
And clothe itself again
With life of richest beauty
In plant, in flower, in tree,
Thou God of light and splendor,
We rise and worship thee.

2. God of the hill and mountain,
Of valley and of dale,
Whose finger paints the rainbows,
Thy beauties never fail
To raise our souls in wonder
And turn our thoughts to thee,
Thou God of living nature,
We stand and worship thee.

3. God of the busy daytime,
God of the quiet night,
Whose peace pervades the darkness
And greets us with the light,
Safe with thy presence near us,
Wherever we may be,
Thou God, our great protector,
We love and worship thee.

4. God of the whole creation,
God of all life below,
We seek thy nearer presence,
Thy grander life to know.
When we thy heightened splendor,
Thy greater glories see,
Thou God of all creation,
We still shall worship thee.

Source: Hymns for Youth #41

Author: Thomas Paxton

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First Line: God of the glorious sunshine
Author: Thomas Paxton




ES FLOG EIN KLEINS WALDVOGELEIN, a German folk tune, was first published in an early-seventeenth-century manuscript collection from Memmingen, Germany. It later became a setting for Christopher Wordsworth's (PHH 361) "O Day of Rest and Gladness" in George R. Woodward's Songs of Syon (1910 edition).…

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