Lilies of the valley white as drifted snow

Lilies of the valley white as drifted snow

Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Tune: [Lilies of the valley, White as drifted snow]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lilies of the valley,
White as drifted snow,
With the summer’s beauty,
Now are bending low,
How their wondrous incense,
Ever seems to rise,
Like a glad thanksgiving,
To the summer skies.

Refrain:
Lilies of the valley,
Seem to softly say,
“There is One more lovely,
Fairer than the day,
We are sent as symbols,
Of the One above,
Who is pure and spotless,
And whose name is Love.

2 Lilies of the valley,
All in silence stand,
Yet they breathe a lesson,
In the summer land,
O they tell the story,
Old, yet always new,
Of the King of glory,
Ever pure and true. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #195

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 the valley white as drifted snow
Author: Alice Jean Cleator
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