Author of the Lyrics
The author of the glorifying
words of the "Consider the Lilies" lyrics,
Alice Williams Brotherton (April 4, 1848-February 9, 1930),
was born in Cambridge, Indiana, United States and
achieved fame as a hymn writer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Consider the Lilies
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist):
Alice Williams Brotherton (April 4, 1848
to February 9, 1930)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music:
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Consider the lilies-how stately they grow! They toil not, they spin not, no seed do they sow"
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Consider the Lilies Lyrics
Consider the lilies-how stately they grow!
They toil not, they spin not, no seed do they sow;
Yet they bloom all the summer, so shining and tall,
The Father who loves them takes thought for them all.
Consider the ravens-who gives them their food?
Who shelters their nest in the storm beaten wood?
Who guides the young sparrow? who watches its fall?
Their Father in Heaven takes heed for them all.
Our Father in Heaven, Thy children on earth
Than lilies or ravens Thou holdest more worth:
O guide us and guard us, be near when we call,
Uphold us, enfold us-we thank Thee for all!