So fades the lovely, blooming flowerAuthor: Anne Steele (1760)
Published in 124 hymnals
Audio files: MIDI, Recording
1 So fades the lovely, blooming flow'r;
Frail, smiling solace of an hour;
So soon our transient comforts fly,
And pleasure only blooms to die.
2 Is there no kind, no healing art
To soothe the anguish of the heart?
Spirit of grace, be ever nigh;
Thy comforts are not made to die.
3 Let gentle patience smile on pain,
Till dying hope revives again;
Hope wipes the tear from sorrow's eye,
And faith points upward to the sky.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #444
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