Rose Bud Song

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1 I am only a little rose-bud,
Scarcely able to be seen,
But my petals soon will open,
And unfold my calyx green.

2 Though I am but a tiny rose-bud,
Yet I have a work to do;
I can honor my dear Maker,
Praising him as well as you.

3 God has given me form and color,
He has put me here to bloom;
And he bids me cheer his children
By my soft and sweet perfume.

4 Brief may be my days of fragrance,
Yet my mission I'll fulfil,
For I know that e'en a rose-bud
Can obey its Maker's will.

Source: Dew Drops: comprising new songs, hymns, etc. for young singers #115

Author: F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am only a little rose bud
Title: Rose Bud Song
Author: F. G. Burroughs
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Dew Drops #115

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