I Would Be A Lily Fair


I would be a lily fair,
Blooming for Jesus,
Breathing sweetness ev’rywhere,
Blooming for Jesus.
Like the bright flow’rs we all would be,
Growing in grace and humility, –
Yielding fragrance of praise to thee,
Only to thee, dear Jesus!

I would be a violet
Blooming for Jesus,
Kissing cheeks with tear-drops wet,
Blooming for Jesus.
Like the bright flow’rs we all would be,
Growing in grace and humility, –
Yielding fragrance of praise to thee,
Only to thee, dear Jesus!

I would be a rose-bud white,
Blooming for Jesus,
Filling sad hearts with delight,
Blooming for Jesus.
Like the bright flow’rs we all would be,
Growing in grace and humility, –
Yielding fragrance of praise to thee,
Only to thee, dear Jesus!

I would be a pansy gay,
Blooming for Jesus,
Waking happy thoughts alway,
Blooming for Jesus.
Like the bright flow’rs we all would be,
Growing in grace and humility, –
Yielding fragrance of praise to thee,
Only to thee, dear Jesus!

I would be God’s little lamb,
Living for Jesus,
Take me, Shepherd, as I am,
Make me like Jesus!
Like the dear Shepherd we would be,
Ever as gentle and pure as he!
Teach thy lambkins to live for thee,
Only for thee, dear Jesus!