Many a barren and cheerless spot

Many a barren and cheerless spot

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Many a barren and cheerless spot]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Many a barren and cheerless spot,
Needs but our friendly care;
Turning it into a garden plot,
Fragrant with roses fair.

Plant roses, sweet roses,
Light into darkness bring;
Make the world bloom like a garden,
Fair in the eyes of our King.
Plant roses, sweet roses,
Beauty and joy instill,
Till ev’ry known place, shall glow with His grace,
This is our Father’s will.

2 Many a life that is cheerless, too,
Under our touch will grow
Into that beauty so great, so new,
God can alone bestow. [Refrain]

3 Seek out the places that need the flow’rs,
Plant them with loving care;
God will repay us for all the hours
Spent in His service there. [Refrain]

Source: The Kingdom of Praise #50

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Many a barren and cheerless spot
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: Plant roses, sweet roses
Copyright: Public Domain



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Jehovah's Praise #d139

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The Excelsior Hymnal #50


The Kingdom of Praise #50

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