Ten thousand different flowers

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1 Ten thousand different flowers
To the sweet offerings bear;
And cheerful birds in shady bowers,
Sing forth thy tender care.

2 The fields on every side,
The trees on every hill;
The glorious sun, the rolling tide,
Proclaim thy wonders still.

3 But trees, and fields, and skies,
Still praise a God unknown;
For gratitude and love can rise
From living hearts alone.

4 These living hearts of ours
Thy holy name would bless;
The blossom of ten thousand flowers
Would please the Saviour less.

5 While earth itself decays,
Our souls can never die;
O tune them all to sing thy praise
In better songs on high.

Source: Juvenile Choir: for the use of Sabbath Schools, Bible Classes and the social circle #13

Author: Ann Taylor

Gilbert, Ann, nèe Taylor, the elder of the two sisters, and daughter of Isaac Taylor, was born at London, Jan. 30, 1782, her father at that time being engaged in London as an engraver. Subsequently her father became a Congregational Minister, and resided, first at Colchester and then at Ongar. In 1813 she was married to the Rev. Joseph Gilbert, Classical and Mathematical Tutor at the Congregational College, Masborough, near Rotherham, Yorkshire. From Masborough they passed to Hull, and then to Nottingham, where Mr. Gilbert died in 1852. Mrs. Gilbert remained at Nottingham, and died there Dec. 20, 1866. In addition to contributing hymns to the joint works of herself and her sister Jane, a few were given in Collyer's Collection, 1812, signed… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ten thousand different flowers
Author: Ann Taylor
Copyright: Public Domain



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