852. L. M. Enfield's Sel. The Goodness of God in the Seasons.
1 Great God! at whose all-powerful call
At first arose this beauteous frame,
By thee the seasons change, and all
The changing seasons speak thy name.
2 Thy bounty bids the infant year,
From winter storms recovered, rise;
When thousand grateful scenes appear,
Fresh opening to our wondering eyes.
3 O, how delightful 'tis to see
The earth in vernal beauty dressed!
While in each herb, and flower, and tree,
Thy bright perfections shine confessed!
4 Indulgent God! from every part,
Thy plenteous blessings largely flow;
We see, -- we taste; -- let every heart
With grateful love and duty glow.