Consider the Lilies (they don't toil nor spin) - Hemphill

Lilies on the riverbank and Knock Shrine in Ireland - 1 Consider the lilies they don’t toil nor spin. And there’s not a king with more splendor than them. Consider the sparrow they don’t plant or sow But they’re fed by the Master who watches them grow. Chorus: We have a Heavenly Father above, With eyes full of mercy And a heart full of love. He really cares when Your head is bowed low. Consider the lilies and then you will know. 2 Now may I introduce you to this friend of mine Who hangs out the stars and tells the sun when to shine And kisses the flowers each morning with dew But He’s not too busy to care about you.
This Gospel-song about God's mercy and love was written by American evangelical preacher and gospel singer Joel Hemphill (b 1939), It is inspired by Matthew 6:25-34 / Luke 12:22-32.

It was included on the 1977 album "In God's Sunshine" which the Hemphill family released.

Copyright is registered to Hemphill Music Company.

It is set to an unnamed tune, also by Hemphill. This has a 3/4 time signature. In the key of Ab, the first few notes are E cc cd c AA A_D F.



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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website.

 A rough outline is:
1 Consider the lilies they don’t toil nor spin ....

Chorus:
We have a Heavenly Father above,
With eyes full of mercy and a heart full of love.
He really cares when your head is bowed low.
Consider the lilies and then you will know.

2 Now may I introduce you to this friend of mine ...


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