Latinised Hymns

Kindly spring again is here

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.

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

J.Newton

Ver benignum ut redit,
rus ubique floruit;
volucrum sonat chorus
Creatoris laudibus.

Ubi nix hiberna erat,
ecce! gemma pullulat;
en aristae virides!
Larga fuerit seges.

Horto faveas tuo,
pingue solum facito;
viva te ciente erunt
quae vixisse visa sunt.