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Carol of the Flowers

Modest violet, hiding in the grassy shade

Tune: [Modest violet, hiding in the grassy shade]
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

Come with us, sweet flow'rs, and worship Christ the Lord;
Let your perfumes hover round the Babe adored.

1 Modest violet, hiding in the grassy shade,
Thou canst say how humble he for us is made.

Come with us, sweet flow'rs, and worship Christ the Lord;
Let your perfumes hover round the Babe adored.

2 Lily fair, low bending in the sun's warm light,
Thou dost tell that he is pure as thou art white.

Come with us, sweet flow'rs, and worship Christ the Lord;
Let your perfumes hover round the Babe adored.

3 As thou, pansy, shinest forth in bright array,
So doth he his majesty to man display.

Come with us, sweet flow'rs, and worship Christ the Lord;
Let your perfumes hover round the Babe adored.

4 As thou, rose, wide op'ning dost thy scent impart,
So his love expanding, draws each sinful heart.

Come with us, sweet flow'rs, and worship Christ the Lord;
Let your perfumes hover round the Babe adored.

Source: Christmas Carols and Hymns: for school and choir #24b

Text Information

First Line: Modest violet, hiding in the grassy shade
Title: Carol of the Flowers
Refrain First Line: Come with us, sweet flow'rs, and worship Christ the Lord
Copyright: Public domain.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Carols of Christmas #43b

TextPage Scan

Christmas Carols and Hymns #24b

Songs of Devotion #d10

The Children's Hymnal #d127

The Children's Hymnal and Service Book #d121

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