by Nahum Tate (1652 - 1715)

Who can from joy refrain, this gay
Language: English 
Who can from joy refrain, this gay,
This pleasing, shining, wond’rous day?
For tho’ the sun has all
His summer’s glories on,
This day has brighter splendours far
From a little rising star.

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This text was added to the website: 2014-06-29
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