1 Praise and thanks and cheerful love
Rise from everything below,
To the mighty One above,
Who his wondrous love doth show:
Praise him, each created thing!
God, your Father! God of spring!
2 Praise him, trees so lately bare;
Praise him, fresh and new-born flowers;
All ye creatures of the air;
All ye soft-descending showers:
Praise, with each awakening thing,
Praise your Maker, -- God of spring!
3 Praise him, man! -- thy fitful heart
Let this balmy season move
To employ its noblest part,
Softest mercy, sweetest love, --
Blessing, with each living thing,
God the bounteous, -- God of spring!