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Consider the lilies, they toil not

Consider the lilies, they toil not

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [Consider the lilies; they toil not]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Consider the lilies; they toil not,
They toil not, nor yet do they spin;
And still with a royal apparel,
They all their existence begin.

Behold the beautiful lilies;
They toil not, nor yet do they spin;
Yet Solomon, in all his glory,
Was not arrayed like these.

2 Fair lilies by Him thus created,
With beauty so wondrous to see;
A marvel of purity, yielding
An incense of sweetness so free. [Refrain]

3 Oh, how can we doubt our Redeemer?
Oh, how can our faith be so small?
We know that He cares for the lilies,
And notes if a sparrow should fall. [Refrain]

4 Oh, with our whole hearts let us trust Him!
Dear Saviour, we pray Thee renew
The faith of Thy children, and strengthen
Our souls for a service more true. [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #30

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

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First Line: Consider the lilies, they toil not
Author: Laura E. Newell
Refrain First Line: Behold the beautiful lilies
Copyright: Public Domain


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Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #30

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