O'er the earth the flowers grow

O'er the earth the flowers grow

Author: F. G. Burroughs
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1 O'er the earth the flowers grow;
Free from toils and care;
'Neath God's sun they bud and blow,
Welcome ev'rywhere;
He who robes the lily white,
Gives the rose its hue,
Is the Lord of life and light,
Who provides for you.

2 While this lovely earth we tread,
He will guide our feet
Thro' youth's fragrant flower bed,
Where the air is sweet;
And if e'er our pathway wind
O'er life's barren wild,
He our Father, faithful kind,
Will protect his child.

3 When at last his angels come
to these earthly bowers,
Plucking for the spirit home
All God's choicest flowers,
May we be among the fair,
Gathered for the King, -
robed in lily-garments there,
Endless praise to sing.

Source: Bright Melodies: for the Sunday school and young people's societies embracing praise hymns, work songs, invitation songs, primary songs, etc., etc. #147

Author: F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

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First Line: O'er the earth the flowers grow
Author: F. G. Burroughs
Copyright: Public Domain


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