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Give the flowers to the living

Give the flowers to the living

Author: Will L. Thompson
Tune: [Give the flowers to the living]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Give the flowers to the living,
Let sweet fragrance fill the air,
Blessings follow with the giving,
Pure and sweet as lily fair,
Give the toilers oft a token,
Of the love you would bestow
Shower blessings on the living,
If you love them tell them so.

Music, flowers, sunny hours,
For the toilers hear below,
Give the flowers to the living,
If you love them tell them so.

2 Give the flowers to the living,
Give them honor, love and cheer,
Let them see appreciation
Of their labors while they’re here,
Give encouragement and praises,
To the worthy ones you meet,
Sweetest blossoms for the living,
Strew the path for weary feet. [Refrain]

3 Give the flowers to the living,
Scatter blossoms on life’s way,
You will see the glad thanksgiving,
Beaming heav’nward day by day.
Like the loving Magdalena,
Giving all she could bestow,
Shower blessings on the living,
If you love them tell them so. [Refrain]

Source: Give Thanks and Sing: for use in all religious meetings #33

Author: Will L. Thompson

Will Lamartine Thompson (1847-1909) Born: November 7, 1847, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Died: Sep­tem­ber 20, 1909, New York, New York. Buried: Ri­ver­view Cem­e­te­ry, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Rebuffed in an ear­ly at­tempt to sell his songs to a com­mer­cial pub­lish­er, Thomp­son start­ed his own pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny. He lat­er ex­pand­ed, open­ing a store to sell pi­an­os, or­gans and sheet mu­sic. Both a lyr­i­cist and com­pos­er, he en­sured he would al­ways re­mem­ber words or mel­o­dies that came to him at odd times: "No mat­ter where I am, at home or ho­tel, at the store or tra­vel­ing, if an idea or theme comes to me that I deem wor­thy of a song, I jot it down in verse. In this… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Give the flowers to the living
Author: Will L. Thompson
Refrain First Line: Music, flowers, sunny hours



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Enduring Hymns #d22

Give Thanks and Sing, for Religious Meetings #d30

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Give Thanks and Sing #33

Give Thanks and Sing; for Religious Meetings #d41

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Jubilant Praise #126

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined #146

World-wide Revival Hymns #d60

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