For Flowers that Bloom

Representative Text

1. For flowers that bloom about our feet,
For tender grass so fresh and sweet,
For song of bird and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear and see,
Father in heaven,
Father in heaven, we thank thee.

2. For blue of stream and blue of sky,
For pleasant shade of branches high,
For fragrant air and cooling breeze,
For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in heaven,
Father in heaven, we thank thee.

Source: Hymns for Youth #39

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: For flowers that bloom about our feet
Title: For Flowers that Bloom
Author: Anonymous (c. 1904)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.7
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Father in heaven, we thank thee
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

WAS GOTT TUT

WAS GOTT TUT is usually attributed to Severus Gastorius (b. Ottern, near Weimar, Germany, 1646; d. Jena, Germany, 1682), who presumably composed the tune during a convalescence in 1675 (see above). The tune was published in Ausserlesenes Weimarisches Gesangbuch (1681). Educated at the University of…

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[For flowers that bloom about our feet]


FLOWERS (Friedell)


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