Leader: Quick! Look about you! The snows of Winter are gone and the Earth has awoken once more!
Congregation: Hail the Spring in all her green glory!
L: The brave small flowers push up from the warming soil; birds return from their southerly homes; the first buds appear on the trees.
C: Our days are full of the songs of the feathered ones; our nights grow warmer as the sun strengthens.
L: Warm air caresses us, filled with the scent of fresh earth and a thousand blooming flowers.
C: We shrug off the inactivity of colder days and move briskly through the delightful days.
L: Birth and rebirth, new life from seeming death - the promise of old coming true once again.
C: The sleeping seeds awaken, the sap rises. Everything is renewed.
L: What was once laid in stillness now bursts forth in riotous activity; frozen dreams blossom.
C: Within us and around us, new life is blossoming; within us and around us, the promise of spring has come.