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Consider the Lilies

Consider the lilies, behold how they grow

Author: E. L. Thompson
Tune: [Consider the lilies, behold how they grow]
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1 Consider the lilies, behold how they grow,
Nor toiling, nor spinning, nor worry they know,
Yet Solomon with all his glory displayed,
Compared to the lilies, was poorly arrayed.

Consider the lilies, consider the lilies,
Behold how they grow for their Maker above!
They change earthly spoil into heavenly beauty,
Thus speaking to men a sweet message of love.

2 Together they rest in their thrice lowly beds,
And peacefully lift up their beautiful heads;
They speak to the world of the Father above,
And clear is the message to hearts filled with love. [Refrain]

3 There, deep in the silence, forgotten they lie
Until a bright sunbeam sent down from the sky,
Disturbing their slumbers, all joyfully cries;
“The day dawns for lilies, arise ye, arise!” [Refrain]

4 O child of the Lord, tho’ obscure be thy place,
Rejoice in the gift of His wonderful grace;
The lowly and faithful exalted shall be
When Jesus in glory triumphant they see. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #232

Author: E. L. Thompson

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Text Information

First Line: Consider the lilies, behold how they grow
Title: Consider the Lilies
Author: E. L. Thompson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Consider the lilies, consider the lilies
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: Public Domain


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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #232

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