1 The icy chains that bound the earth
Are now dissolv'd wnad gone:
Wak'd by the sun the blooming spring
Puts his new livery on.
2 Where awful desolation reign'd
Bless'd plenty rears her head;
Exulting with a smile to see
Her late destroyer fled.
3 Teeming with life, th' advancing sun
Protracts the falling day;
Grand light of heaven! he seems to wish
To make a longer stay.
4 In clouds of gold behold him set,
Beyond the west he flies;
Short is his nightly course, and soon
He gildes the eastern skies.
5 My soul, in every scene admire
The wisdom and the power:
Behold the God in every plant,
In every opening flower.
6 Yet his word, the God of grace,
Has wrote his fairer name:
The wonders of redeeming love
My noblest songs shall claim.
7 With warmest beams, thou God of grace
Shine on this heart of mine;
Turn thou my winter into spring,
And be the glory thine.
Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CDXCVIII
|First Line:||The icy chains that bound the earth|
|Title:||On the Spring|