Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

Flowers nod and smile today

Flowers nod and smile today

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Flowers nod and smile today]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Flowers nod and smile today,—
We do, too; we do, too;
They make bright a lonely way;
We do, too.

We do, too! we do, too!
Smile and sing, and so should you!
Pretty flow’rs make glad the hours,
So should you!

2 Pretty song-birds love to sing,—
We do, too; we do, too;
Joy to many hearts they bring;
We do, too. [Refrain]

3 Sunbeams love to gleam and glow,—
We do, too; we do, too;
Precious blessings they bestow;
We do, too. [Refrain]

4 Jesus loves the pure and good,—
We do, too; we do, too;
For the right He always stood;
We do, too. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #165

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Flowers nod and smile today
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: We do, too



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
TextAudioPage Scan

His Worthy Praise #165

Page Scan

Life Songs #232

Worship in Song #d52

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us