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Swing, Snowy Lilies

Swing, snowy lilies, to and fro

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Swing, snowy lilies, to and fro]
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

1 Swing, snowy lilies, to and fro;
Tell ye the story soft and low;
Jesus is risen, empty the grave;
Victor triumphant, He cometh to save.

Refrain:
Sing, snowy lilies! Oh, tell out your joy!
Tell out your joy! Tell out your joy!
Lift the glad carol, the victor’s palm wave,
Jesus is risen, almighty to save!

2 Swing, snowy lilies, tell it wide,
Once more He lives, the Crucified;
Pain of the scourging and cross are past;
His is the vict’ry at last, yes, at last. [Refrain]

3 Swing, snowy lilies, pure and white,
Bring ye love’s off’ring, life and light;
Beauty and fragrance, your all now bring
Into His presence, the great risen King. [Refrain]

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." Lyrics-- After the Storm Is Over All in Thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All in thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All the Pen­nies Ga­thered Are Thy Days Full Oft­en Drear Are You Cling­ing Close to Je­sus… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Swing, snowy lilies, to and fro
Title: Swing, Snowy Lilies
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: Sing, snowy lilies! Oh, tell out your joy
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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