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Lo the lilies of the field

Lo the lilies of the field

Author: Reginald Heber
Published in 29 hymnals

Full Text

Lo, the lilies of the field!
How their leaves instruction yield!
Hark to nature’s lesson given
By the blessed birds of heaven!
Every bush and tufted tree
Warbles trust and piety:—
Mortals, banish doubt and sorrow,
God provideth for the morrow.

One there lives, whose guardian eye
Guides our earthly destiny;
One there lives, who, Lord of all,
Keeps His children lest they fall:
Pass we, then, in love and praise,
Trusting Him through all our days,
Free from doubt and faithless sorrow,—
God provideth for the morrow.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #267

Author: Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a bright youth, translating a Latin classic into English verse by the time he was seven, entering Oxford at 17, and winning two awards for his poetry during his time there. After his graduation he became rector of his father's church in the village of Hodnet near Shrewsbury in the west of England where he remained for 16 years. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 and worked tirelessly for three years until the weather and travel took its toll on his health and he died of a stroke. Most of his 57 hymns, which include "Holy, Holy, Holy," are still in use today. -- Greg Scheer, 1995… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lo the lilies of the field
Author: Reginald Heber
Refrain First Line: Lo the lilies bright and fair



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A Book of Hymns and Tunes: for the Sunday-School, the Congregation and Home: 2nd ed. #42Page Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #267Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #267Page Scan
Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #134Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #675Page Scan
Grammar School Hymn Book #d146
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #320Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #179Page Scan
Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #115Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d95
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d250
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #179Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #179Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d47
Hymns for the Sanctuary #117Page Scan
Hymns of Praise for the Young #d136
Hymns of the Spirit #322Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d350
Songs of Joy #d67
Sparkling Diamonds #d66
The Golden Harp #d179
The Morning Light, Enlarged #d80
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #266Page Scan
The School Hymn-Book: for normal, high, and grammar schools #150Page Scan
The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #20Page Scan
The Starry Crown of Sunday School Melodies #d56
The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #36Page Scan
Year of Worship for Sunday Schools and Homes #131Page Scan
Youthful Voices #d125
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