1 Oh! sweet as vernal dews that fill
The closing buds on Zion's hill,
When evening clouds draw thither;
So sweet, so heavenly 'tis to see
The members of one family
Live peacefully together!
2 The children, like the lily flowers
On which descend the sun and showers,
Their hues of beauty blending;
The parents, like the willow boughs
On which the lovely foliage grows,
Their friendly shade extending.
3 But leaves the greenest will decay,
And flowers the brightest fade away,
When autumn winds are sweeping;
And be the household e'er so fair,
The hand of death will soon be there,
And turn the scene to weeping.
4 Yet leaves again will clothe the trees,
And lilies wave beneath the breeze,
When spring comes smiling hither;
And friends, who parted at the tomb,
May yet renew their loveliest bloom,
And meet in heaven together.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #742
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns for Schools and Families #d360||O sweet as vernal dews, that fill||O sweet as vernal dews, that fill||William Knox||1853|
|Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d127||O sweet as vernal dews, that fill||O sweet as vernal dews, that fill||William Knox||1853|
|Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1119||O! sweet as vernal dews that fill||O! sweet as vernal dews that fill||1855|
|The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1119||O! sweet as vernal dews that fill||O! sweet as vernal dews that fill||1857|
|Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #537||O sweet as vernal dews that fill||O sweet as vernal dews that fill||1859|
|The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #742||Oh! sweet as vernal dews that fill||Oh! sweet as vernal dews that fill||Anon.||P. M.||1873||The Christian Family | Parental Care; Family Unity ||