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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
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #608Page Scan
Divine Songs for Children #XXXIIITextPage Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #477Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d787
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #306Page Scan
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d858
The Harp #983Page Scan
The Millennial Harp #d432
The Social Harp. Rev. #d360
The Social Harp: Comprising the Richest Variety of Spiritual Songs ... #d300
Village Hymns #d554
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #581Page Scan
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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #581Page Scan