Consider the Lilies

Consider the lilies, behold how they grow

Author: E. L. Thompson
Tune: [Consider the lilies, behold how they grow]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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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.

Refrain:
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
Refrain First Line: Consider the lilies, consider the lilies
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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