297. So Fades The Lovely, Blooming Flower

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.


Text Information
First Line: So fades the lovely, blooming flow'r
Title: So Fades The Lovely, Blooming Flower
Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Christian Life: Death and Burial
Tune Information
Composer: William Batchelder Bradbury (1844)
Meter: L. M.
Key: C Major

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