Many A Barren And Cheerless Spot

Many a barren and cheerless spot,
Needs but our friendly care;
Turning it into a garden plot,
Fragrant with roses fair.

Plant roses, sweet roses,
Light into darkness bring;
Make the world bloom like a garden,
Fair in the eyes of our King.
Plant roses, sweet roses,
Beauty and joy instill,
Till ev’ry known place, shall glow with His grace,
This is our Father’s will.

Many a life that is cheerless, too,
Under our touch will grow
Into that beauty so great, so new,
God can alone bestow. [Refrain]

Seek out the places that need the flow’rs,
Plant them with loving care;
God will repay us for all the hours
Spent in His service there. [Refrain]