The sun clear-shining after showers

The sun clear-shining after showers

Author: James Montgomery
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The sun clear-shining after showers
May his own image view,
Reflected from a thousand flowers
In countless drops of dew.

If then a freshening breeze up-springs,
Above, around, beneath,
Like heavenward incense on its wings,
Their mingled odours breathe.

So! where the Sun of righteousness
His cheering radiance sheds,
Where gracious rains have fall'n to bless
The Church's garden-beds.

Christ's ransom'd tribes before him stand,
With His own glory bright;
Plants of his heavenly Father's hand
And children of the light.

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Then should the spirit from above
A gale of Eden's blow,
As from a Paradise of love,
How sweet their spices flow!

To-day, while thousands meet as one
In many a holy place,
May He who is of all the Sun,
In each his image trace.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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First Line: The sun clear-shining after showers
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #249

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