Consider the lilies, How stately they grow

Consider the lilies, How stately they grow

Author: Alice Williams Brotherton
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1 Consider the lilies,
How stately they grow;
They toil not, they spin not,
No seed do they sow;
Yet they bloom all the summer,
So shining and tall,—
The Father, who loves them
Takes tho’t for them all.

Refrain:
Consider the lilies,
Consider the lilies,
Consider the lilies,
They bloom all the summer,
So shining and tall,—
The Father, who loves them
Takes tho’t for them all.

2 Consider the ravens,—
Who gives them their food?
Who shelter their nests in
The storm-beaten wood?
Who guides the young sparrow?
Who watches its fall?
Their Father in Heaven
Takes heed for them all. [Refrain]

3 Our Father in Heaven,
Thy children on earth
Than lilies or ravens
Thou holdest more worth.
Oh guide us and guard us,
Be near when we call,
Uphold us, enfold us,—
We thank Thee for all. [Refrain]

Source: Boundless Love: for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #7

Author: Alice Williams Brotherton

Brotherton, Alice, née Williams, born at Cambridge, Ind., and married in 1876 to William E. Brotherton of Cincinnati. Has published Beyond the Veil, Chicago, 1886, and Sailing of King Olaf, 1887. Author of "Consider the lilies, How stately they grow" (Providence), in Horder's Worship Song, 1905, and others. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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Author: Alice Williams Brotherton

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