Good Day to you, sweet friends.
I for one, love the old hymns, and think they have a lot to say to us in this new, fast paced world of the love of generations gone by for our Lord and King. Some of the words are amazing, and so perfect for certain situations, as is this one today as SW MN is bracing for 15 inches of snow and howling winds that will shut down this area for days right around the Christmas holidays.
See what you think of this beautiful hymn written in 1900 by a woman named Frances Whitmarsh While:
All Beautiful the March of Days…..
All beautiful the march of days, as seasons come and go;
the Hand that shaped the rose hath wrought the crystal of the snow;
hath sent the hoary frost of heaven, the flowing waters sealed,
and laid a silent loveliness on hill and wood and field.
O’er white expanses sparkling pure the radiant morn unfolds;
the solemn splendors of the night burn brighter than the cold;
Life mounts in every throbbing vein, love deepens round the hearth,
and clearer sounds the angel hymn “Good Will to Men on Earth”.
O Thou from Whose unfathomed law the year in beauty flows,
Thyself the vision passing by in crystal and in rose,
day unto day doth utter speech, and night to night proclaim,
in ever changing words of light the wonder of Thy name.