The lillies of the field, that quickly fade away

The lillies of the field, that quickly fade away

Author: Jane Taylor
Tune: [The lilies of the field]
Published in 38 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The lilies of the field,
That quickly fade away.
May well to us a lesson yield,
For we are frail as they.

2 Just like an early rose,
I've seen an infant bloom:
But death, perhaps, before it blows,
Will lay it in the tomb.

3 Then let us think on death,
Though we are young and gay;
For God, who gave our life and breath,
Can take them both away.

3 To God, who made them all,
Let children humbly cry;
And then, whenever death may call,
They'll be prepared to die.

Source: Juvenile Choir: for the use of Sabbath Schools, Bible Classes and the social circle #33

Author: Jane Taylor

Taylor, Jane, the younger of two sisters, was born at London, Sept. 23, 1783. Her gift in writing verse displayed itself at an early age. Her first piece was printed in the Minor's Pocket Book for 1804. Her publications included Display, a tale, 1815; Essays in Rhymes, 1816; and the posthumous work edited by her brother, entitled The Contributions of Q. Q., 1824, being pieces in prose and verse from the Youth's Magazine, to which she had contributed under the signature of "Q. Q." She died at Ongar, Essex, April 13, 1824. Her Memoir and Poetical Remains, were published by her father in 1825. The joint productions of the two sisters, Ann Taylor Gilbert & Jane Taylor, were:-- (1) Original Poems, 1805; (2) Hymns for the Nursery, 1806; (3) Hym… Go to person page >

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First Line: The lillies of the field, that quickly fade away
Author: Jane Taylor
Copyright: Public Domain



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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #661

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David's Harp #14

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d396

Hymns for Infant Minds. Armstrong's 2nd ed. #d51

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #A45

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #301

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Juvenile Choir #33

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One Hundred Progressive Hymns #56

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Oriola #d227

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d138

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d246

Sabbath School Vocalist #d98

Sacred Melodies #d243

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Sunday-School Hymns #172

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #516

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d371

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The Boston Sunday School Hymn Book #145

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d326

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d321

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The Child's Song Book #61

The Christian Psalmist #d626

The Golden Harp #d307

The Hymnist #d103

The Little Hymn Book #d70

The New Village Harmony #d108

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The Presbyterian Juvenile Psalmodist #218

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The Sabbath School Lute #117

The Sabbath School Lyre #d149

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The Sabbath School Lyre #123

The Sabbath School Singing Book #d60

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The Sabbath School #96

Union Hymns. Rev. #d367

Union Hymns. Rev. #d377

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