Words: , Oln­ey Hymns (Lon­don: W. Ol­iv­er, 1779), vers­es 1-3 (?Pleasing Spring Again Is Here!?); the au­thor of verse 4 is un­known.This ver­sion ap­peared in The Coun­cil Hymn Book, 1905.

Music: Da Christ­us Ge­bor­en, mel­o­dy probably by (1715-1797).

Kindly spring again is here,
Trees and fields in bloom appear;
Hark! the birds with artless lays
Warble their Creator’s praise.

Where in winter all was snow,
Now the flowers in clusters grow;
And the corn, in green array,
Promises a harvest-day.

Lord, afford a spring to me,
Let me feel like what I see;
Speak, and by Thy gracious voice,
Make my drooping soul rejoice.

On Thy garden deign to smile,
Raise the plants, enrich the soil;
Soon Thy presence will restore
Life to what seemed dead before.