Scripture Verse

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come. Song of Solomon 2:12

Introduction

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Words: Al­ice J. Clea­tor, in Up­lift­ed Voic­es, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Gei­bel and R. Frank Leh­man (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Gei­bel & Leh­man, 1901), num­ber 180, alt.

Music: Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Clea­tor (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Adam Geibel
1855–1933

Lyrics

Lilies of Easter, wondrously fair,
Breathing thy sweetness, on the still air;
What is the message ye would impart,
Into the silence of saddened hearts?

Refrain

Beautiful Easter lilies,
Bring to our hearts the word,
Of One more fair and lovely,
Jesus the risen Lord;
Beautiful Easter lilies,
Bring to our hearts the word,
Of One more fair and lovely,
Jesus the risen Lord.

Hark to the whispers of the fair bloom,
Risen from silence of their dark tomb;
We bring an answer to doubt and strife,
We bring a message of risen life.

Refrain

Out from the stillness of earth’s dark mold,
Into new beauty, lilies unfold;
Ever their presence in the still air,
Are signs and symbols of life most fair.

Refrain