God of the year, with songs of praise

God of the year, with songs of praise

Author: L. H. Sigourney
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 God of the year! with songs of praise
And hearts of love, we come to bless
Thy bounteous hand, for thou hast shed
Thy manna o'er our wilderness.

2 In early spring-time thou didst fling
O'er earth its robe of blossoming;
And its sweet treasures, day by day,
Rose quickening in thy blessed ray.

3 God of the seasons! thou hast blest
The land with sunlight and with showers,
And plenty o'er its bosom smiles
To crown the sweet autumnal hours.

4 Praise, praise to thee! our hearts expand
To view these blessings of thy hand,
And on the incense-breath of love
Ascend to their bright home above.



Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #779

Author: L. H. Sigourney

Sigourney, Lydia, née Huntley. This distinguished name stood at the head of the female poets of America a generation ago, and is still well remembered. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1791, she conducted a school in the same town from 1809 to 1814, when she removed to Hartford, where she was married to Charles Sigourney in 1819. Most of her subsequent life was spent at Hartford, and she died there, June 10, 1865. Her first publication was Moral Pieces in Prose and Verse, 1815. This was followed by 58 additional works. A thorough exploration of these, or of such of them are poetical, would be necessary to trace her hymns with accuracy. They, however, are more numerous than important. Many have been used in the older collections; some are… Go to person page >

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First Line: God of the year, with songs of praise
Author: L. H. Sigourney

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #398

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #398

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #496

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #496

Grammar School Hymn Book #d82

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #556

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #884

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #884

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The Gospel Psalmist #890

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The Morning Hour: a daily song-service with responsive selections for schools #100

The Olive Branch #d43

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #951

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The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #166

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #779

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