The winds of God have changed their note. [Easter.] In a volume of verse consisting of English poems by H. Vaughan and some Latin verses by his brother Thomas, put forth by one "J. W." in 1678 as Thalia Rediviva; the Pastimes and Diversions of a Country Muse, a short poem in 14 lines was given under the motto, "The Revival." In Bell & Daldy's edition of H. Vaughan's Sacred Poems, &c, 1858, it was repeated at p. 226. From it the following lines were taken by the Rev. T. Darling, and, after being elaborated into the hymn, “The winds of God have changed their note," were given in the first edition of his Hymns for the Church of England, 1855, and continued in later editions:—
“Hark! how the winds have changed their note,
And with warm whispers call thee out,
The frosts are past, the storms are gone,
And backward life at last comes on.
The lofty groves in express joyes
Reply unto the turtle's voice;
And here in dust and dirt,
0 here The lilies of His love appear."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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