Saturday, 21 July 2007

Summer bedding

Although we probably feel that summer has hardly arrived this year - and Ireland has fared less well than England - nature still moves on from season to season as this summer bedding at Powerscourt Gardens shows.

Summer and winter, and spring-time and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To thy great faithfulness, mercy and love:

Great is thy faithfulness, great is thy faithfulness,
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed thy hand hath provided,
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


John the organist said...

Words are good but the tune? Nice flowers! Our garden is very luxurious after all the rain!

Peter Simpson said...

I agree with your thoughts about the tune - 'Faithfulness' - it is not very good! A great hymn must have both excellent words and an excellent tune - which fit together like hands and gloves. Take 'Jesus Christ is risen today' as a fine example.

Perhaps you should compose a new tune for 'Great is thy faithfulness' - you could call it 'Woodhouse Eaves' - a lovely village in Leicestershire where an aunt and uncle of mine used to live.