Christ My Song - 339
Winter has a joy for me - I will Praise the Lord at all times
(William Cowper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
I will Praise the Lord at all times.
2. Spring returns, and brings along
hark! the turtle's plaintive song
seems to speak his dying groans!
3. Summer has a thousand charms,
all expressive of his worth;
'tis the sun that lights and warms,
his the air that cools the earth.
4. What! has Autumn left to say
nothing of a Saviour's grace?
Yes, the beams of milder day
tell me of his smiling face.
5. Light appears with early dawn,
while the sun makes haste to rise;
see his bleeding beauties drawn
on the blushes of the skies.
6. Evening with a silent pace,
slowly moving in the west,
shows an emblem of his grace,
points to an eternal rest.
William Cowper, The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, 1853(?), 269.