Spring has now unwrapped the flowers

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1 Spring has now unwrapped the flowers,
day is fast reviving,
life in all her growing powers
towards the light is striving.
Gone the iron touch of cold,
winter time and frost time,
seedlings working through the mold
now make up for lost time.

2 Herb and plant that, winter long,
slumbered at their leisure,
now bestirring green and strong,
find in growth their pleasure.
All the world with beauty fills,
gold the green enhancing;
flowers make glee among the hills,
set the meadows dancing.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #63

Author: Didrik Petri

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Translator: Percy Dearmer

Dearmer, Percy, M.A., son of Thomas Dearmer, was born in London, Feb. 27, 1867, and educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford (B.A. 1890, M.A. 1896). He was ordained D. 1891, P. 1892, and has been since 1901 Vicar of S. Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, London. He has been Secretary of the London Branch of the Christian Social Union since 1891, and is the author of The Parson's Handbook, 1st edition, 1899, and other works. He was one of the compilers of the English Hymnal, 1906, acting as Secretary and Editor, and contributed to it ten translations (38, 95, 150, 160, 165, 180, 215, 237, 352, 628) and portions of two others (242, 329), with the following originals:— 1. A brighter dawn is breaking. Easter. Suggested by… Go to person page >

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First Line: Spring has now unwrapped the flowers
Author: Didrik Petri
Translator: Percy Dearmer
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: © 1928 Oxford University Press from "Oxford Book of Carols"



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Singing the Living Tradition #63


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