Spring (P. T. Bullard)

P. T. Bullard, World of Music, c. 1847

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Track 12 on the Northampton Harmony CD

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Full Lyrics by Isaac Watts


The blessings of the spring; or, God gives rain.
A Psalm for the husbandman.

Metrical by Watts 1719
Prose by JPS 1917
Good is the Lord, the heav'nly King,
Who makes the earth his care;
Visits the pastures ev'ry spring,
And bids the grass appear.
10 Thou hast remembered the earth,
and watered her,
greatly enriching her,
The clouds, like rivers raised on high,
Pour out at thy command
Their wat'ry blessings from the sky,
To cheer the thirsty land.
with the river of God that is full of water;
Thou preparest them corn,
for so preparest Thou her.

The softened ridges of the field
Permit the corn to spring;
The valleys rich provision yield,
And the poor lab'rers sing.
11 Watering her ridges abundantly,
settling down the furrows thereof,
The little hills, on every side,
Rejoice at falling showers;
The meadows, dressed in all their pride,
Perfume the air with flowers.
Thou makest her soft with showers;
Thou blessest the growth thereof.
The barren clods, refreshed with rain,
Promise a joyful crop;
The parching grounds look green again,
And raise the reaper's hope.
12 Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness;
and Thy paths drop fatness.
13 The pastures of the wilderness do drop;
and the hills are girded with joy.
The various months thy goodness crowns;
How bounteous are thy ways!
The bleating flocks spread o'er the downs,
And shepherds shout thy praise.
14 The meadows are clothed with flocks;
the valleys also are covered over with corn;
they shout for joy, yea, they sing.

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