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Hymn: Gentle Nature heavenly fair (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Gentle Nature heavenly fair

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: four lines 7s


Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 336, click to see hymnal pages


GENTLE Nature, heavenly fair!

O! how sweet thy pleasures are!

In thy presence while I stay,

As a stream, time glides away.

Here I would serenely rest,

By now worldly cares opprest;

Tasting what sublime repose,

He who slights thee never knows.

Let me in thy beauties trace

Him who lends thee every grace;

While my thoughts rise to his throne,

Thy great Parent and my own!

When his glories in thee shine,

Then thy face is all divine;

Like a mirror beaming bright,

With a soft, celestial light.

Fount of light! I look to thee!

Smile on nature-smile on me!

Let thy humble suppliant know

Paradise revived below.