The Flowers Now Awaken   2 comments


Above:  Flowers Along a Country Road, Person County, North Carolina, July 1939, by Dorothea Lange

Image Source = Library of Congress


Reproduction Number = LC-USF34-020032-C

Original Danish Words by Bernhardt Severin Ingemann (1789-1862)

English Translation by the Reverend P. C. Paulsen (1881-1948)

Hymn Source = Hymnal for Church and Home, Third Edition (1938), of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, denominations with Danish heritage


1.  The flowers now awaken, refreshed by morning dew,

The happy birds are calling for each other;

Another day begins with its blessings anew,

And children awake to greet their mother.

2.  Our loving God and Father the smallest worm is near,

He feeds the birds and lilies clothes with splendor;

The children of the earth are to Him much more dear,

He quiets their fears with mercy tender.

3.  God’s son, himself a Babe, in a lowly manger lay,

And hay and straw was for His comfort given;

Now with the little children He cometh to stay,

And flowers He bringeth them from heaven.

4.  Our Savior loves the children, He is a Friend so true,

The little babe He bringeth to His Father;

He who commands the billows and rules the heav’ns blue,

Will into His arms the children gather.

5.  O Lord, who once hast blessed us and opened Paradise,

Some morning bright we Thee shall meet up yonder;

Thou taughtest us to pray and to Thee lift up our eyes,

We praise Thee and at Thy mercy wonder.

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