8791. Song of the Lilies

1 Hark, the lilies whisper
Tenderly and low,
In our grace and beauty
See how fair we grow;
Thus our heav’nly Father
Cares for all below.
The lilies of the field,
The beautiful lilies of the field,

Your Father cares for them,
And shall He not care for you?

2 Hark, the roses speaking,
Telling all abroad
Their sweet, wondrous story,
Of the love of God,
In the Rose of Sharon,
Jesus Christ the Lord.
The roses, how they bloom!
The beautiful roses, how they bloom! [Refrain]

3 Buttercups and daisies,
And the violets sweet,
Flowers of field and garden—
All their voices meet;
And their Maker’s praises
To our souls repeat.
They sing their Maker’s praise,
The beautiful flowers, how they sing! [Refrain]

4 Let us, then, be trustful,
Doubting not, although
Much of toil and trouble
Be our lot below.
Think upon the lilies,
See how fair they grow.
The lilies of the field,
The beautiful lilies of the field; [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Hark, the lilies whisper
Title: Song of the Lilies
Author: J. A. Collier
Refrain First Line: Your Father cares for them
Language: English
Source: The Golden Censer by William Bradbury (New York: William B. Bradbury, 1864)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Hark, the lilies whisper]
Composer: William Batchelder Bradbury
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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