The winter past reviving flowers

The winter past reviving flowers

Author: Michael Bruce
Published in 16 hymnals

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The winter past, reviving flowers
Anew shall paint the plain;
The woods shall hear the voice of spring,
And flourish green again.

Shall man depart this earthly scene,
Ah, never to return!
No second spring of life revive
The ashes of the urn!

Shall life revisit dying worms,
And spread the insect's wing;
And oh! shall man awake no more,
The Saviour's name to sing?

Cease, all ye vain desponding fears;
When Christ from darkness sprang,
Death, the last foe, was captive led,
And heaven with praises rang.

The trump shall sound; the gates of death
Shall make his children way;
From the cold tomb the slumb'rers spring,
And shine in endless day.

Source: Divine Songs for Children #XXXIII

Author: Michael Bruce

Bruce, Michael, son of a Scottish weaver, was born at Kinnesswood, Portmoak, Kinrossshire, Scotland, March 27,1746, and educated at the village school, Edinburgh University (where he first became acquainted with John Logan), and the Theological Hall of the Associate Synod, held at Kinross, under the Rev. John Swanston, intending ultimately to enter the ministry, a hope which was frustrated by his untimely death. To assist in procuring University fees and maintenance he for some time conducted a school, during the recess, at Gairney Bridge, and subsequently at Forrest Mill, near Tillicoultry. Whilst yet a student he died at Kinnesswood, July 5th, 1767. [Also, see Logan, John] The names of Michael Bruce and John Logan are brought together… Go to person page >

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First Line: The winter past reviving flowers
Author: Michael Bruce

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Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d890

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d503

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Divine Songs for Children #XXXIII

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d787

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d858

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The Harp #983

The Millennial Harp #d432

The Social Harp. Rev. #d360

The Social Harp: Comprising the Richest Variety of Spiritual Songs ... #d300

Village Hymns #d554

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