Great God (Michael Gray)
- (Posted 2017-01-20) CPDL #42728:
- Editor: Michael Gray (submitted 2017-01-20). Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 130 kB Copyright: CC BY NC ND
- Edition notes:
First published: 2009
Description: Last movement of the "Centenary Antiphon"
Original text and translations
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.
Thy bounty bids the infant year,
From winter storms recovered, rise,
When thousand grateful scenes appear,
Fresh opening to our wondering eyes.
Oh how delightful 'tis to see
The earth in vernal beauty drest!
While in each herb, and flower, and tree,
Thy blooming glories shine confest.
Aloft, full beaming, reigns the sun,
And light and genial heat conveys;
And, while he leads the seasons on,
From Thee derives his quickening rays.
We see; we taste, let every heart
With grateful love and duty glow;
Indulgent God! from every part
Thy plenteous blessings overflow!