1 How in the flowery spring, my God,
The buds of promise ope,
And blossom o’er life’s thorny road,
To cheer the Christian’s hope!
Like them exulting from the tomb,
We, too, revived shall rise,
And flourish in immortal bloom,
In Edens of the skies.
2 What though in pensive autumn’s wane,
Earth’s sere grown glories fall,
And sleep through winter’s dull domain,
When death is writ on all;
Exulting, in the breaking year,
The lily doth unclose,
And daisies o’er the waste appear,
And roses from the snows.
3 So then to dust, our dust shall turn,
So too shall rise and sing,
When falls upon the mouldered urn
The joyous dew of spring;
The God that rears the tender flowers,
And breathes to life their dust,
From coldest grave will quicken ours,
And new-create the just.
Coxe, Arthur Cleveland, D.D. LL.D. One of the most distinguished of American prelates, and son of an eminent Presbyterian minister, the Rev. Samuel H. Cox, D.D., was born at Mendham, New Jersey, May 10,1818. Graduating at the University of New York in 1838, and taking Holy Orders in 1841, he became Rector of St. John's, Hartford, Connecticut, in the following year. In 1851 he visited England, and on his return was elected Rector of Grace Church, Baltimore, 1854, and Calvary, New York, 1863. His consecration as Bishop of the Western Diocese of New York took place in 1865. His residence is at Buffalo. Bishop Coxe is the author of numerous works. His poetical works were mostly written in early life, and include Advent, 1837; Athanasion, &c, 1… Go to person page >
Display Title: How In The Flowery SpringFirst Line: How in the flowery spring, my GodTune Title: EASTER CAROLAuthor: Arthur C. CoxeMeter: CMDSource: Children's Praises by Julius Waterbury (New York/Rochester: Dewey and Pott/Young & Company, 1871)