The Rolling Year by Billy Graham

The Rolling Year by Billy Graham

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease. Genesis 8:22

Edmund Butcher, an English poet, began his career in cloth and draperies. At some point, he sought training for the ministry and served in small British churches. He began writing poetry as a teenager and continued all his life. But he is best known for simple poems. He left a legacy of many short poems, including “The Joy of Harvest” about the changing of the seasons:

Great God, as seasons disappear, And changes mark the rolling year, Thy favor still doth crown our days, And we would celebrate thy praise.

Recommended Reading: Psalm 104: 27 – 35

The seasons roll by—summer and winter, springtime and harvest, but God’s faithfulness never ceases. In every season of life, His favor crowns our days, and we can celebrate His praise.

A spirit of thankfulness is one of the most distinctive marks of a Christian whose heart is attuned the Lord.