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THE LILY IN ITS TENDERNESS

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The lily in its tenderness,

Escorted by the dew,

Unrivaled by kings’ royal dress,

Receives its life from you.

And so, may we with disregard 

For cares this world affords,

All-trusting be, content to see

Provision from the Lord.

 

Your kingdom come, your will be done:

A pray’r for those in need.

With justice won, Christ’s reign begun,

All lack will be replete.

And so, may righteousness abound 

With kingdom-love obeyed.

God’s rich supply for others by 

The hands of those who’ve prayed.

 

The hungry fed, the naked clothed,

Each stranger: family.

"What’s done unto the least of these,

You do it unto me."

So may we see, where’er unknowing 

Mercy thus is shown

Our humble Lord reflected,

For our frailty He has known. 

 

Lord Jesus, we, with awestruck hearts,

Review your life on earth:

Perfection here revealed,

Enduring death, and life, and birth.

So may we, with the lily, trust 

The Father day to day.

Abundance known in Jesus,

So our lives we give away.

 

Words & Music: Eliza Billingham

© 2019 Glory & Gladness Music (ASCAP)

All rights reserved. CCLI Song #7137277