The Flowers Slowly Awaken

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1 The flowers slowly awaken
And open their tender eyes,
While bird are joyfully singing
And soaring toward the skies.

2 The birds are joyfully singing
And greeting the glooming spring;
They sing the same in their gladness
But each with its own sweet ring.

3 They sing the same in their gladness
And never they tire thereof;
No one an measure creation
And cease to admire God's love.

4 No one can measure creation
And fully His love explain;
But man must joyfully marvel
When spring is abroad again.

5 But man must joyfully marvel
And open his heart in song:
The day when spring is eternal
Will surely arrive ere long.

6 the day when spring is eternal
Us promised our Savior dear,
We therefore sing and are joyful
Until that great day is here.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #363

Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

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First Line: The flowers slowly awaken
Title: The Flowers Slowly Awaken
Danish Title: Nu vaagner Blomsten af Dvale
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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