Like the bright flowers we all would be

I would be a lily fair

Author: F. G. Burroughs
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 I would be a lily fair,
Blooming for Jesus,
Breathing sweetness ev'rywhere,
Blooming for Jesus.
Like the bright flow'rs we all would be,
Growing in grace and humility, -
Yielding fragrance of praise to thee,
Only to thee, dear Jesus!

2 I would be a violet
Blooming for Jesus,
Kissing cheeks with tear-drops wet,
Blooming for Jesus.
Like the bright flow'rs we all would be,
Growing in grace and humility, -
Yielding fragrance of praise to thee,
Only to thee, dear Jesus!

3 I would be a rose-bud white,
Blooming for Jesus,
Filling sad hearts with delight,
Blooming for Jesus.
Like the bright flow'rs we all would be,
Growing in grace and humility, -
Yielding fragrance of praise to thee,
Only to thee, dear Jesus!

4 I would be a pansy gay,
Blooming for Jesus,
Waking happy thoughts alway,
Blooming for Jesus.
Like the bright flow'rs we all would be,
Growing in grace and humility, -
Yielding fragrance of praise to thee,
Only to thee, dear Jesus!

5 I would be God's little lamb,
Living for Jesus,
Take me, Shepherd, as I am,
Make me like Jesus!
Like the dear Shepherd we would be,
Ever as gentle and pure as he!
Teach thy lambkins to live for thee,
Only for thee, dear Jesus!

Source: Dew Drops: comprising new songs, hymns, etc. for young singers #38

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 >

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First Line: I would be a lily fair
Title: Like the bright flowers we all would be
Author: F. G. Burroughs
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