The Flowers' Message

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1 What do the flowers whisper low,
When the summer breeze is blowing?
Bend and listen, and you shall know;
They murmur, "Keep on growing."

2 What other secret do they tell,
As they lift their heads so gaily?
This rings blithely from each sweet bell,
"You must have the sunshine daily."

3 Then how they breathe from fragrant lips,
"You must shed abroad your sweetness,
And give to others in gen'rous sips,
If you wish for true completeness."

4 so do the blossoms fair and sweet,
That adorn the earth with beauty,
The tender message to all repeat,
"You must do your highest duty.

5 "You may the earth with gladness fill,
And its darkness you may brighten,
As, daily doing your Father's will,
You may help its load to lighten."

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #17

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: What do the flowers whisper low
Title: The Flowers' Message
Author: Julia H. Johnston



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