Nature is very beautiful,
Her forms extremely fair,
Her aspects give a real joy,
That all mankind may share.
The changing sky, the mighty sea,
The verdant, fruitful fields,
The lofty peaks, and fertile vales,
Each its own pleasure yields.
The rainbow’s hues, the sunset’s glow,
The rose’s tender blush,
The moon’s pale beam, which changes all
To silver with her touch.
The babbling stream, the rustling leaves,
The birds’ sweet carefree songs,
The drowsy hum of anxious bees,
To nature’s mirth belongs.
But O! may nature draw my heart
From earth to nature’s God,
And may I feel that He is mine,
O’er all created good.
O may I know His special love,
Displayed to His own choice,
All nature does His goodness prove,
But may I hear His voice.