The springtide hour brings leaf and flower

The springtide hour brings leaf and flower

Author: John S. B. Monsell
Published in 32 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The spring-tide hour brings leaf and flow'r,
With songs of life and love,
And many a lay to cheer the day
In many a leafy grove.

2 Dews fall apace, the dews of grace,
On souls made sad by sin;
And love divine delights to shine
Upon the waste within.

3 As year by year the flow'rs appear,
And birds their praises sing,
Why not, my heart, bear well thy part,
In nature's joyous spring?

4 Lord, let thy love, fresh from above,
Soft as the south wind blow,
Till my heart bloom in sweet perfume,
And fragrant spices flow.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #428

Author: John S. B. Monsell

John Samuel Bewley Monsell (b. St. Colomb's, Londonderry, Ireland, 1811; d. Guilford, Surrey, England, 1875) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and served as a chaplain and rector of several churches in Ireland after his ordination in 1835. Transferred to England in 1853, he became rector of Egham in Surrey and was rector of St. Nicholas Church in Guilford from 1870 until his death (caused by a construction accident at his church). A prolific poet, Monsell published his verse in eleven volumes. His three hundred hymns, many celebrating the seasons of the church year, were issued in collections such as Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems (1837), Spiritual Songs (1857), Hymns of Love and Praise (1863), and The Parish Hymnal (1873). Bert P… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The springtide hour brings leaf and flower
Author: John S. B. Monsell
Refrain First Line: Praises, praises to our Lord



Instances (1 - 32 of 32)

A Church of England Hymn Book #95

Carmina for Social Worship #d246

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #251

Christ in Song #d550

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Christ in Song #428

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Gloria Deo #720

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Gloria #267

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Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #171

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Hymns and Tunes for Schools #260

Hymns for Today #d249

Hymns of the Centuries #d254

Hymns of Worship and Service for Sunday Schools #d236

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Hymns of Worship and Service #271

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New Manual of Praise #579

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Pilgrim Songs (Number Two) #275

Plymouth Sunday-School Hymnal #d191

Songs of Praise and Prayer #d290

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Songs of Praise and Prayer #47

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Sursum Corda #796a

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Sursum Corda #796b

The American Hymnal #d577

The Book of Praise #d348

The Chapel Service Book #d146

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The Christian Hymn Book #1033

The Friends' Hymnal #d603

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a720

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d865

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The Sunday School Hymnal #128

Worship and Song #d247

Worship and Song Edition B #ad247

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Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #258

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