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Instrumental Only?
No
Description

For Two-part mixed choir — men and women [trebles] with organ. An idyllic, sumptuous setting of a text by Christina Rossetti. The two parts start in unison, then in canon, then move into gentle harmony. Nothing difficult about this one - just lovely writing. The text is general enough to sing anytime, based on Matthew 6:26-28. A perfect summer anthem: flowers, birds, God's grace ... what more could you ask for?

The version on the recording with strings and clarinet in B-flat is available in the ZIP (EXTRAS) file.

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Lyrics
Consider the lilies of the field whose blo,Om is brief:— We are as they; Like them we fade away, As doth a leaf.
     Consider
The sparrows of the air of small account:
Our God doth view
Whether they fall or mount,—
He guards us to,O.
     Consider
The lilies that do neither spin nor toil,
Yet are most fair:—
What profits all this care
And all this coil?
     Consider
The birds that have no barn nor harvest-weeks;
God gives them fo,Od:—
Much more our Father seeks
to do us go,Od.