Fair Lilies

Fair lilies, fair lilies we bring you

Author: Palmer Hartsough
Tune: [Fair lilies, fair lilies we bring you]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Fair lilies, fair lilies we bring you,
The pretty white lilies we bring you;
So pure and so sweet,
In beauty complete,
The bright Easter lilies now blooming.
O hear what the lilies would tell you,
The pretty white lilies would tell you;
In wonderful love,
He came from above,
The bright Easter lilies would tell.

2 Fair lilies, fair lilies we bring you,
The pretty white lilies we bring you;
So dear and so true,
We bring them to you,
The bright Easter lilies now blooming.
O hear what the lilies would tell you,
The pretty white lilies would tell you;
He suffered and died,
For us crucified,
The bright Easter lilies would tell.

3 Fair lilies, fair lilies we bring you,
The pretty white lilies we bring you;
So joyful today,
In lovely array,
The bright Easter lilies now blooming.
O hear what the lilies would tell you,
The pretty white lilies would tell you;
He rose from the grave,
And liveth to save,
The bright Easter lilies would tell.

4 Fair lilies, fair lilies we bring you,
The pretty white lilies we bring you;
The first of the year,
So full of good cheer,
The bright Easter lilies now blooming.
O hear what the lilies would tell you,
The pretty white lilies would tell you;
"We rise from the tomb
In heavenly bloom,"
The bright Easter lilies would tell.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9726

Author: Palmer Hartsough

Rv Palmer Hartsough USA 1844-1932. Born in Redford, MI, he attended Kalamazoo College and Michigan State Normal school (later MSU). He became an author, editor, lyricist, and librettist. After working as a traveling singing teacher in MI, IL, IA, OH, KY and TN, he opened a music studio in Rock Island, IL, around 1877, also directing music at a Baptist church there. In 1893, due to his poetic abilities, he moved to Cincinnati, OH, and joined the Fillmore Music Company, providing texts (over 1000) for their music. He also served as music director at the Bethel Mission and the 9th Street Baptist Church. He became a traveling song evangelist in 1903, and was ordained a Baptist minister in 1906, serving in Ontario, Canada, and MI from 191… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fair lilies, fair lilies we bring you
Title: Fair Lilies
Author: Palmer Hartsough
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #9726
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The Cyber Hymnal #9726

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