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Lo the lilies of the field

Lo the lilies of the field

Author: Reginald Heber
Published in 29 hymnals

Representative 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 #42

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

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #267

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Children's Praise #134

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #675

Grammar School Hymn Book #d146

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #320

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #179

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #115

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d95

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d250

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #179

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #179

Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d47

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #117

Hymns of Praise for the Young #d136

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Hymns of the Spirit #322

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

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The Psalms of Life #266

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The School Hymn-Book #150

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The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #20

The Starry Crown of Sunday School Melodies #d56

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The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #36

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Year of Worship for Sunday Schools and Homes #131

Youthful Voices #d125

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