The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come.@Song of Solomon 2:12
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Ira B. Wilson (1880-1950)

Lizzie DeArmond, 1908.

Ira B. Wilson (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Crocuses

What do the dear little flowers say,
Nodding about us so glad and gay?
Blooming in beauty for Easter day,
Bright Easter day.

Refrain

Gladly we welcome the risen King,
Beauty and sweetness to Him we bring.

This is the word that the flowers say,
On this joyous Easter day.

What do the dear little flowers say,
Turning their faces to Heaven’s blue!
Giving out perfume the whole day thro’,
This Easter day.

Refrain

What do the dear little flowers say?
Listen, while slowly they bend and sway,
Bowing their heads in a reverent way,
This Easter day.

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