Rosebuds

Are you fond of pretty flowers

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Are you fond of pretty flowers]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Are you fond of pretty flowers?
Do you like their fragrance sweet,
When it comes from fields and bowers,
As the day and twilight meet?

Refrain:
We are rosebuds, pretty rosebuds,
Growing for him above;
We are rosebuds, pretty rosebuds,
In the garden of his love.

2 We are growing for the glory
Of the One who crowns our days;
And, as those who love his story,
We delight to sing his praise. [Refrain]

3 He will watch us and in beauty
Let us grow from day to day,
All along the path of duty,
All along his love-lit way. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #192

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are you fond of pretty flowers
Title: Rosebuds
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: We are rosebuds, pretty rosebuds
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