Reflections on a Sunday Spring Evening

    “Reflections on a Sunday Spring Evening,” Ensign, Apr. 1987, 31

    Reflections on a Sunday Spring Evening

    So now as winter’s brittle armor cracks

    And softer warmth revives the greening fields,

    Restoring all about me to the bright

    Abounding vibrancy of mountain spring,

    I see you, God, again renewing life—

    Your touch turns frozen gloom to beauty fresh.

    My Lord, bestow upon me, too, your calming strength

    To leave behind a tired, weary past

    And, like your gift of spring so gently given,

    Renew my heart and make of me your son,

    New-worthy, loving, eager to forgive,

    That you and spring may ever dwell in me.