The winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come.@Song of Solomon 2:11-12

Eliza M. Sherman, in Happy Greetings, by Asa Hull (New York: Asa Hull, 1888), pages 154-5.

Jonathan E. Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

Roses bring and lilies sweet,
Now to cast at Jesus’ feet;
Roses for our offering bring,
Unto Christ, our risen king.
Lilies sweet as breath of May,
For the resurrection day;
Roses bring and lilies sweet,
Now to cast at Jesus’ feet.

Refrain

Bringing roses, bringing lilies,
Now to cast at Jesus’ feet;
Bringing roses, bringing lilies,
Now to cast at Jesus’ feet.

Carols sing, and sweetest praise
Bring to Him these Easter days;
Golden gate, lift up your head,
Christ is risen from the dead.
And the resurrection day
Floods the place where Jesus lay;
Carols sing, and sweetest praise
Bring to Him these Easter days.

Refrain

Twine the cypress, wreathe the bay;
Christ, our king, arose today;
Sing, my soul, in joyous strain,
Jesus died and rose again.
So we’ll rise and live alway,
When shall dawn our Easter day;
Twine the cypress, wreathe the bay;
Christ, our king, arose today.

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