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The morning flowers display their sweets

The morning flowers display their sweets

Author: Samuel Wesley
Published in 159 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The morning flowers display their sweets,
And gay their silken leaves unfold,
As careless of the noontide heats,
As fearless of the evening cold.

2 Nipped by the wind's untimely blast,
Parched by the sun's directer ray,
The momentary glories waste,
The short-lived beauties die away.

3 So blooms the human face divine,
When youth its pride of beauty shows;
Fairer than spring the colors shine,
And sweeter than the virgin rose.

4 Or worn by slowly-rolling years,
Or broke by sickness in a day
The fading glory disappears,
The short-lived beauties die away.

5 Yet these, new rising from the tomb,
With luster brighter far shall shine!
Revive with ever-during bloom,
Safe from diseases and decline.

6 Let sickness blast, let death devour,
If heaven must recompense our pains;
Perish the grass, and fade the flower,
If firm the word of God remains.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #870

Author: Samuel Wesley

Samuel Wesley, M.A., the younger, was the eldest child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born in or near London in 1691. He received his early education from his mother, who always took a special interest in him as her firstborn. In 1704 he went to Westminster School, where he was elected King's Scholar in 1707. Westminster had, under the mastership of Dr. Busby for 55 years, attained the highest reputation for scholarship, and Samuel Wesley, as a classical scholar, was not unworthy of his school. In 1709, Dr. Spratt, Bishop of Rochester, patronised the young scholar, and frequently invited him to Bromley. In 1711 he went with a Westminster studentship to Christ Church, Oxford, and having taken his degree, returned to Westminster as an… Go to person page >

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First Line: The morning flowers display their sweets
Author: Samuel Wesley

Notes

The morning flowers display their sweets. S. Wesley, jun. [Death.] Appeared in David Lewis's collection of Miscellaneous Poems, 1726; in Wesley's Poems on Several Occasions, 1736; and in the 1862 reprint of the same, 1862, p. 81, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. In the Poems it is headed Verses on Isaiah xl. 6, 8. Occasioned by the death of a Young Lady." It was also given in the Wesley Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1743, and in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 44 (ed. 1875, No. 46). It is in extensive use in Great Britain and America. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns Adapted to the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #d559

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #481

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #481

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #481

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #371

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d815

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d820

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d820

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #724

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in America #d339

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d580

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #568

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A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church #568

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d333

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d499

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #46a

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #960

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #684

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A Collection of Hymns #L48

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A Collection of Hymns #568

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A Collection of Hymns #45

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #460

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #460

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #460

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #460

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #460

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #460

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCLXXVII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #547

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #328

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #328

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #459

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #A23

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #211

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A Collection of Sacred Song #41(H205)

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A Collection of Sacred Song #41(H205)

A Selection of Hymns ... Supplement to the Methodist Pocket Hymn Book. 1st ed #d273

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #271

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #280

A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #280

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #271

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #238

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d368

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A Selection of Hymns #223

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #459

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #459

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #488

Appendix to Mennonite Hymn Book #d50

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d232

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #497

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d873

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d272

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d690

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David's Companion #21b

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Devotional hymns #S197

Family and Social Melodies #d328

Free Methodist Hymnal #d590

Grammar School Hymn Book #d250

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #611

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d503

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d484

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #611

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #622

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #622

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #800

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #800

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Hymnal Adapted to the Doctrines and Usages of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Revised Edition #488

Hymnal for Sunday School and Social Worship #d214

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #977

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #977

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Hymns for Children, Selected and Altered #154

Hymns for Schools and Families #d461

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #262

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d200

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #1081

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d473

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d470

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #1097

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1049

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #205

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #706

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Hymns, Selected and Original #706

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Hymns #706

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Hymns #706

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Hymns #706

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Hymns #706

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Indian Melodies #26b

Indian Melodies #26b

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Indian Melodies #47

Indian Melodies #47

Latter-Day Saint Hymns #d296

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d179

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d758

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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #559

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