Through all the changing scenes of life, in trouble and in joy, the praises of my God shall still my heart and tongue employ.
Of his deliverance I will boast till all that are distressed from my example comfort take, and charm their griefs to rest.
O magnify the Lord with me, with me exalt his name! when in distress to him I cried, he to my rescue came.
The hosts of God encamp around the dwellings of the just; deliverance He affords to all who on His succour trust.
O make but trial of His love; experience will decide how blest are they, and only they, who is his truth confide.
Fear him, you saints, and you will then have nothing else to fear; make you His service your delight, your wants shall be his care.
by Nicholas Brady, 1659-1726 and NahumTate, 1652-1715
Lord Jesus, In this time of changing seasons, May You find me changing, too, For I long to be a better disciple, Ever more closely following You.
In planted fields where seed has grown, May I find hope and delight, For You have planted faith to take root and grow As You keep me in Your caring sight.
In the change from summer to fall, May I see with grateful praise That life and seasons are given to reflect The wonders of Your glorious ways.
From Heart of the nation website.
"Nature gives to every time and season unique beauty; from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it’s just a succession of changes so soft and comfortable that we hardly notice the progress."