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The sun clear-shining after showers

The sun clear-shining after showers

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

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.

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

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

Text Information

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


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Sacred Poems and Hymns #249

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