O, Beautiful Blossom of Pity

There's a beautiful blossom called pity

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [There’s a beautiful blossom called Pity]
Published in 7 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 There’s a beautiful blossom called Pity,
And it grew in a heavenly clime;
But it bloomed in the lifetime of Jesus,
On the sorrowful lowlands of time.

O, beautiful blossom of Pity!
A flower from a heavenly clime!
Transplanted from yonder bright city,
It grows in the lowlands of time.

2 In His love and His pity He sought us,
The Redeemer and lover of all;
And He found us and bought us for Heaven,
And He helpeth us now when we call. [Refrain]

3 See the multitude thronging around Him!
See His beautiful pitying love
Flowing forth in His marvels of healing,
Shedding perfume from Heaven above. [Refrain]

4 And today there are tender hearts caring
For the sick ones in every clime;
’Tis the seed from the blossom of Pity,
Taking root in the lowlands of time. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12385

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a beautiful blossom called pity
Title: O, Beautiful Blossom of Pity
Author: Flora Kirkland
Refrain First Line: O, beautiful blossom of pity
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12385
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The Cyber Hymnal #12385

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