The winter is over and gone at last

The winter is over and gone at last

Author: A. Cleveland Coxe
Tune: [The winter is over and gone at last]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The winter is over and gone at last;
The days of snow and rain are past.
Over the fields the flowers appear;
It is the song-dove’s voice we hear.
The singing of birds, a warbling band,
And the Spirit voice,
The voice of the song-dove is heard in our land,
The voice of the song-dove is heard in our land.

Refrain:
The time it is of the singing,
The singing of birds, a warbling band,
And the Spirit’s voice,
The voice of the song-dove is heard in our land,
Is heard in our land.

2 And gone are the plaintive days of Lent;
The week of the cross of Christ we spent.
Now He giveth us joy for woe;
Gather the flowers, the first that blow.
The singing of birds, a warbling band,
And flowers are words,
Are words the faithful may understand,
Are words the faithful may understand. [Refrain]

3 A sepulcher sealèd, a rock its door;
But winter is gone and comes no more.
The seal is broken and now are seen
Valleys and woods and gardens green.
The singing of birds, a warbling band,
’Mid flocks and herds,
The song of all nature is heard in our land,
The song of all nature is heard in our land. [Refrain]

4 And Christ is the song of everything,
For death is winter, and Christ is spring.
Fountains that warble in purling words,
Hark, how they echo the song of birds.
The singing of birds, a warbling band,
And the purling words,
Of brooks and waters are heard in our land,
Of brooks and waters are heard in our land. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12299

Author: A. Cleveland Coxe

Coxe, Arthur Cleveland, D.D. LL.D. One of the most distinguished of American prelates, and son of an eminent Presbyterian minister, the Rev. Samuel H. Cox, D.D., was born at Mendham, New Jersey, May 10,1818. Graduating at the University of New York in 1838, and taking Holy Orders in 1841, he became Rector of St. John's, Hartford, Connecticut, in the following year. In 1851 he visited England, and on his return was elected Rector of Grace Church, Baltimore, 1854, and Calvary, New York, 1863. His consecration as Bishop of the Western Diocese of New York took place in 1865. His residence is at Buffalo. Bishop Coxe is the author of numerous works. His poetical works were mostly written in early life, and include Advent, 1837; Athanasion, &c, 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The winter is over and gone at last
Author: A. Cleveland Coxe
Refrain First Line: The time it is of the singing of birds

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The Cyber Hymnal #12299
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The Cyber Hymnal #12299

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