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Bring flowers of the rarest, bring flowers of the fairest

Bring flowers of the rarest, bring flowers of the fairest

Author: Mary E. Walsh
Tune: [Bring flow'rs of the rarest, bring flow'rs of the fairest]
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Bring flow'rs of the rarest, bring flow'rs of the fairest,
From garden and woodland, and hillside and vale;
Our full hearts are swelling, our glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest Rose of the dale.

Chorus:
O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May,
O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May.

2 Our voices ascending, in harmony blending,
Oh! thus may our hearts turn, dear Mother, to thee;
Oh! thus shall we prove thee how truly we love thee,
How dark, without Mary, life's journey would be. [Chorus]

3 O Virgin most tender, our homage we render,
Thy love and protection, sweet Mother, to win;
In danger defend us, in sorrow befriend us,
And shield our fond hearts from contagion of sin. [Chorus]

4 Of Mothers the dearest, oh, wilt thou be nearest,
When life with temptation is darkly replete?
Forsake us, oh never! our hearts, be they ever
As pure as the lilies we lay at thy feet. [Chorus]


Source: Laudis Corona: the new Sunday school hymn book, containing a collection of Catholic hymns, arranged for the principal seasons and festivals of the year #108

Author: Mary E. Walsh

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Text Information

First Line: Bring flowers of the rarest, bring flowers of the fairest
Author: Mary E. Walsh
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Hymns used by the Pupils of the Sisters of Notre Dame #d26

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Laudis Corona #108

Manual of Hymns for Congregational Singing, Prayers and Pious Practices #d10

St. Basil 's Hymn Book. 31st ed. #d9

St. Basil's Hymn Book #d18

St. Basil's Hymnal ... 10th ed. #d27

St. Basil's Hymnal. 3rd ed. #d19

St. Francis Hymnal and Choir Manual #d44

St. Joseph's Hymnal. 5th ed. #d13

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Sunday School Hymn Book #156

The Ordinary of the Mass and a Complete Manual of Hymns for Parochial Schools #d49

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