We ask for donations here just twice a year, and this is one of those times. So, before you hit the "close" button on this box, would you consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Last month, our Hymnary website had almost 1 million visitors from around the world: people like you who love hymns. To serve our users well takes money, and we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one such source.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below. From the entire Hymnary.org team, our grateful thanks.

How grandly the returning spring

How grandly the returning spring

Author: Irvin H. Mack
Tune: [How grandly the returning spring]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 How grandly the returning spring
Tints mountain, vale and slope;
What days the merry songsters bring
Of beauty, life and hope!
Like growing Crescent in the West
That fills an Eastern moon,
So budding spring shall wear the crest
Of many colored June.

Sing cheerily children
In glorious chorus,
You will then instill men,
You will then instill men,
With praising and raising their hearts in an Amen,
With praising, and raising their hearts in an Amen.

2 The open landscape, bare and drear,
Makes winter sad and long;
But when the birds and flow’rs appear,
Our plaint gives way to song.
“The winter of our discontent”
Is often hard to bear,
But spring reveals divine intent
To soothe away our care. [Refrain]

3 May childhood in the spring of life
Learn good without alloy,
May charity in all be rife
And ripen into joy.
May those who sing in happy youth
From fullness of the heart,
Grow into knowledge of the truth
And never from it part. [Refrain]

Source: Boundless Love: for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #216

Author: Irvin H. Mack

Mack & Lincoln Hall founded the Hall-Mack Company music publishing house (later bought by the Rodeheaver Company). Mack’s works include: Boundless Love (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1896) The Service of Praise, with Lincoln Hall et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1900) http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/c/mack_ih.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How grandly the returning spring
Author: Irvin H. Mack
Refrain First Line: Cheerily sing, cheerily sing
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextAudioPage Scan

Boundless Love #216

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.