928. As the sweet flower which scents the morn

1 As the sweet flower that scents the morn,
But withers in the rising day,
Thus lovely was this infant's dawn,
Thus swiftly fled its life away.

2 It died ere its expanding soul
Had ever burned with wrong desires,
Had ever spurned high Heaven's control,
Or ever quenched its sacred fires.

3 It died to sin, it died to cares,
But for a moment felt the rod:
O mourner, such the Lord declares,
Such are the children of our God.

Text Information
First Line: As the sweet flower which scents the morn
Author: John W. Cunningham
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: Death and Resurrection
Tune Information
Name: MALVERN
Composer: Lowell Mason
Meter: L. M.
Key: D Major
Notes: Alternate tunes: #924 or 918.



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