1987
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.