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.
Consider the lilies of the field whose bloom 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 too.
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 food:— Much more our Father seeks to do us good.