When brighter suns and milder skies

When brighter suns and milder skies

Author: William B. O. Peabody
Published in 32 hymnals

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1 When brighter suns and milder skies
Proclaim the op'ning year,
What various sounds of joy arise!
What prospects bright appear!

2 Earth and her thousand voices give
Their thousand notes of praise;
And all that by His mercy live,
To God their offering raise.

3 Thus, like the morning, calm and clear,
That saw the Saviour rise,
The spring of heaven's eternal year
Shall dawn on earth and skies.

4 No winter there, no shades of night,
Obscure those mansion blest,
Where, in the happy fields of light,
The weary are at rest.


Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #551

Author: William B. O. Peabody

Peabody, William Bourne Oliver, D.D., twin brother of Oliver William Bourne, was born at Exeter, New Hampshire, July 9, 1799, and educated in his native town and at Harvard College. Leaving Harvard in 1817, he taught for a year at an academy in Exeter, and then proceeded to study theology at the Cambridge Divinity School. He began to preach in 1819, and became the Pastor of the Unitarian Congregation at Springfield, Massachusetts, in October, 1820. This charge he held to his death on May 28, 1847. His Memoir (written by his brother) was published with the 2nd ed. of his Sermons, 1849; and his Literary Remains followed in 1850. "He was a man of rare accomplishments, and consummate virtue," whose loveliness of character impressed many outsid… Go to person page >

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First Line: When brighter suns and milder skies
Author: William B. O. Peabody

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A Collection of Hymns #390

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #578

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #551

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #731

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David's Harp #55

Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d288

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Good Will Songs #197

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Gospel Songs and Hymns No. 1 #164

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #861

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #861

Jubilant Voices #d223

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1324

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d184

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d897

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S413

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #140

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #212

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #478

Sunday School Hymn Book #d504

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1324

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The Baptist Psalmody #1097

The Book of Praise #d874

The Church Hymn Book #d1131

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1491

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The Psalmist #1038

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The Psalmist #1038

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The Psalmody #945

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #159d

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1182

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