The Flowers Now Awaken

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1 The flowers now awaken, refreshed by morning dew,
The happy birds are allying tot each other,
The little snail begins to meander anew,
And children awake to greet their mother.

2 Our loving God and Father the smallest worm is near,
He feeds the birds and lilies clothes with splendor;
The children of the earth are to Him must more dear,
He quiets their fears with mercy tender.

3 God's Son, Himself a Babe, in a lowly manger lay,
And hay and straw was for His comfort given,
Now with the little children He cometh to stay,
And flowers he bringeth them from heaven.

4 Our Savior loves the children, He is a Friend so true,
The little babe He bringeth to His Father;
He who commands the billows and rules the heaven's blue,
Will into His arms the children gather.

5 O Lord, who once hast blessed us and opened Paradise,
Some morning bright we Thee shall meet up yonder;
Thou taughtest us to pray and to Thee lift our eyes,
We praise Thee and at Thy mercy wonder.


Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #364

Author: Bernhard Severin Ingemann

Ingemann, Bernhardt Severin, was born at Thor Kildstrup, Island of Falster, May 28, 1789. From 1822 to his death in 1862, he was Professor of the Danish Language and Literature at the Academy of Sorö, Zealand, Denmark. He was a poet of some eminence. His collected works were pub, in 1851, in 34 volumes. Seven of his hymns translated into English are given in Gilbert Tait's Hymns of Denmark, 1868. The only hymn by him in English common use is:— Igjennem Nat og Traengael. Unity and Progress. It is dated 1825, and is given in the Nyt Tillaeg til Evangelisk-christelig. Psalmebog, Copenhagen, 1859, No. 502. In its translated form as "Through the night of doubt and sorrow," by the Rev. S. Baring-Gould, it has become widely known in most Eng… Go to person page >

Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

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First Line: The flowers now awaken, refreshed by morning dew
Title: The Flowers Now Awaken
Danish Title: Nu titte til hinanden
Author: Bernhard Severin Ingemann
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Meter: 13.11.12.10
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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