Summer Skies Are Glowing

Text:  William W. How 
Music:  Samuel Smith 
Tune:  Ruth  65.65D
OHT Incipit:  

Summer skies are glowing
Over land and sea;
Happy light is flowing,
Bountiful and free.
Every thing rejoices
In the mellow rays;
All earth's thousand voices
Swell the psalm of praise.

God's free mercy streameth
Over all the world,
And His banner gleameth,
Everywhere unfurled.
Broad and deep and glorious
As the heaven above,
Shines in might victorious
His eternal love.

Lord, upon our blindness
Thy pure radiance pour;
For Thy loving-kindness
Makes us love Thee more;
And, when clouds are drifting
Dark across our sky,
Then, the veil uplifting,
Father, be Thou nigh.

We will never doubt Thee,
Though Thou veil Thy light;
Life is dark without Thee;
Death with Thee is bright.
Light of light! shine o'er us
On our pilgrim way;
Go Thou still before us
To the endless day.

The Ames Hymn Collection

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