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Long ago the lilies faded

Long ago the lilies faded

Author: W. G. Tarrant
Tune: BROCKLESBURY
Published in 22 hymnals

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1. Long ago the lilies faded
Which to Jesus seemed so fair,
But the love that bade them blossom
Still is working everywhere.

2. In the fields, and in the valleys,
By the streams we love so well,
There is greater glory blooming,
Than the tongue of man can tell.

3. Long ago in sacred silence
Died the accents of His prayer;
Still the souls that seek the Father
Find His presence everywhere.

4. Let us seek Him, still believing,
He that worketh round us yet,
Clothing lilies in the meadows,
Will His children ne’er forget.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3897

Author: W. G. Tarrant

Tarrant, William George, B.A., b. 1853. Since 1883 Minister of the Wandsworth Unitarian Christian Church. Editor of The Inquirer, 1888-97. One of the editors of the Essex Hall Hymnal. 1890, and of the Revised ed., 1902. 1. Come, let us Join with faithful souls. The Faithful. 2. Draw nigh to God; He will draw nigh to you. The Divine Helper. 3. Long ago the lilies faded. The Constant Presence. 4. The Light along the ages. Easter. 5. With happy voices ringing. Children's Praise. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Long ago the lilies faded
Author: W. G. Tarrant

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