Easter lilies

Lilies of Easter, wondrously fair

Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Tune: [Lilies of Easter, Wondrously fair]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Lilies of Easter,
Wondrously fair,
Breathing thy sweetness
On the still air;
What is the message
Ye would impart,
Into the silence
Of the sad heart.

Refrain:
Beautiful Easter Lilies,
Bring to our hearts the word,
Of One more fair and lovely,
Jesus, the risen Lord;
Beautiful Easter Lilies,
Bring to our hearts the word,
Of One more fair and lovely,
Jesus, the risen Lord;

2 Hark to the whispers
Of the fair bloom,
Risen from silence
Of their dark tomb;
“We bring an answer
To doubt and strife,
We bring a message
Of risen life.” [Refrain]

3 Out from the stillness
Of the dark mold,
Into new beauty,
Lilies unfold;
Ever their presence
In the still air,
Are signs and symbols
Of life most fair. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #180

Author: Alice Jean Cleator

Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926 Born: Cir­ca 1871, An­dre­as, Isle of Man, Eng­land. Died: Cir­ca April 27, 1926, Cleve­land, Ohio. Cleator’s family ev­i­dent­ly em­igrat­ed to Amer­i­ca in the 1870’s. She was liv­ing in Clar­idon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geau­ga Coun­ty, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York Ci­ty, re­tir­ing some time be­fore 1915. --hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

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First Line: Lilies of Easter, wondrously fair
Title: Easter lilies
Author: Alice Jean Cleator

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Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #180

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