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Valley lilies, meek and lowly

Valley lilies, meek and lowly

Author: Flora Kirkland
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Valley lilies, meek and lowly,
Let me hear your message sweet,
Tell of Christ the pure and holy,
Bending as to touch His feet.

Refrain:
Snowy lilies of the valley,
Speak again your message rare;
Testify to me of Jesus,
Heaven's Lily, wondrous fair!

2 Valley lilies, golden hearted,
Love's sweet mission you fulfill,
For you tell in perfumed language,
How he wrought his Father's will. [Refrain]

3 Valley lilies, cups inverted,
Still the Master you proclaim:
Empty of all pomp and glory,
To redeem the world He came. [Refrain]



Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #275

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: Valley lilies, meek and lowly
Author: Flora Kirkland
Refrain First Line: Snowy lilies of the valley
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

RATHBUN

This story is associated with the writing of RATHBUN: One Sunday in 1849 Ithamar Conkey (b. Shutesbury, MA, 1815; d. Elizabeth, NJ, 1867) walked out of the morning service at Central Baptist Church, Norwich, Connecticut, where he was choir director and organist, frustrated because only one soprano f…

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