Butterfly, with shining golden wing

Butterfly, with shining golden wing

Author: Helen H. Lemmel
Tune: [Butterfly, with shining golden wing]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Butterfly, with shining golden wing,
How I love you, pretty, pretty thing,
Flitting gaily among the flowers,
Thro' the sunny summer hours:
God made you and me,
But myself I'd rather be;
You can only fly and shine,
But I can praise our God divine.

2 Little bird, as you so sweetly sing,
How I love you, pretty, pretty thing,
Soaring high thro' the summer air,
Oh, happy bird, your joy I share:
God made you and me,
But myself I'd rather be;
You can only sing and fly,
But I can praise the Lord Most High.

3 Little flow'r, such happiness you bring,
How I love you, pretty, pretty thing,
Giving joy with your perfume rare,
And making earth so sweet and fair:
God made you and me,
But myself I'd rather be;
You can only live a day,
But I shall live and praise alway.

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #177

Author: Helen H. Lemmel

Born: November 14, 1863, Wardle, England. Died: November 1, 1961, at her home in Seattle, Washington. Buried: Lemmel was cremated, but her final resting place is unknown to us. Daughter of a Methodist minister, Helen emigrated from England with her family to America when she was 12 years old. They first settled in Mississippi, then relocated to Wisconsin. She moved to Seattle in 1904, and for three years was music critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. While interviewing German singer Ernestine Schumann-Hein, Helen was persuaded to go to Europe. A gifted singer, she studied music in Germany for four years. Upon her return to America, she began giving concerts and traveling on the Chautauqua circuit. Eventually, she became a vocal m… Go to person page >

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First Line: Butterfly, with shining golden wing
Author: Helen H. Lemmel
Refrain First Line: God made you and me
Copyright: Public Domain

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