Our Soldiers' Graves

Strew all their graves with flowers

Author: Jones Very
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Strew all their graves with flowers,
They for their country died;
And freely gave their lives for ours,
Their country’s hope and pride.

2 Bring flowers to deck each sod,
Where rests their sacred dust;
Though gone from earth, they live to God,
Their everlasting trust!

3 Fearless, in freedom’s cause
They suffered, toiled, and bled;
And died, obedient to her laws,
By truth and conscience led.

4 Oft as the year returns,
She o’er their graves shall weep;
And wreathe with flowers their funeral urns,
Their memory dear to keep.

5 Bring flowers of early spring
To deck each soldier’s grave,
And summer’s fragrant roses bring—
They died our land to save.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14009

Author: Jones Very

Very, Jones, was born at Salem, Massachusetts, Aug. 28, 1813, his father, Jones Very, being a shipmaster. He graduated at Harvard College in 1836. He remained at his College, as tutor in Greek, for two years, and then entered the Unitarian Ministry (1843). He has been engaged in the work of a preacher without a pastorate from the first, a great part of his time being devoted to literary pursuits. In 1839 he published a volume of Essays and Poems, from which several pieces have been taken as hymns, including:— 1. Father! I wait Thy word. The sun doth stand. Waiting upon God. 2. Father, there is no change to live with Thee. Peace in the Father's Care. 3. Father! Thy wonders do not singly stand. The Spirit-Land. 4. Wilt Thou no… Go to person page >

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First Line: Strew all their graves with flowers
Title: Our Soldiers' Graves
Author: Jones Very
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #14009
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The Cyber Hymnal #14009

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