Are you fond of pretty flowers

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Are you fond of pretty flowers]
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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?

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
Copyright: Public Domain


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His Worthy Praise #192

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