863. S. M. Anonymous. Summer.
1 Great God, at thy command,
Seasons in order rise:
Thy power and love in concert reign
Through earth, and seas, and skies.
2 How balmy is the air!
How warm the sun's bright beams!
While, to refresh the ground, the rains
Descend in gentle streams.
3 With grateful praise we own
Thy providential hand,
While grass, and herbs, and waving corn,
Adorn and bless the land.
4 But greater still the gift
Of thy beloved Son;
By him forgiveness, peace, and joy,
Through endless ages run.