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Scatter Sweet Flowers

Scatter sweet flowers, fragrant and fair

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Scatter sweet flowers, fragrant and fair]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Scatter sweet flowers, fragrant and fair,
Thus in our blessings others may share,
Flowers of kindness, blossoms of love,
Pray that they’ll carry tho’ts from above.

Scatter sweet flowers, words that bring light,
Deeds that give pleasure, making life bright,
Comfort and gladness, joy they will bring,
Scatter sweet flowers, flow’rs for our King.

2 Help to the weary, strength to the weak,
These are the blossoms heavy hearts seek,
Cheer for the grieving, smiles for the sad,
These, like sweet flowers, make the world glad. [Refrain]

3 Beauty of kindness, incense of love,
These are like flowers, gifts from above,
Bright’ning life’s garden, gladd’ning the eye,
Telling of beauty waiting on high. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #251

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: Scatter sweet flowers, fragrant and fair
Title: Scatter Sweet Flowers
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Scatter sweet flowers, words that bring light
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Flower Lessons #d9

TextAudioPage Scan

The Excelsior Hymnal #251

The Festival Song Budget, Children's Day #d33

The Young People's Chorus No.2 #d18

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