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Lyr Req: Daisies Are Our Silver (Jan Struther)

Jim Dixon 16 Feb 11 - 08:12 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: DAISIES ARE OUR SILVER (Jan Struther)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Feb 11 - 08:12 PM

The following hymn was requested in another thread that was mainly about a different hymn. I thought it deserved a thread of its own.

Copied from That page has the following heading:

from Songs of Praise
by "Jan Struther",
pseudonym of Joyce Maxtone Graham, 1901-1953,
author of Mrs Miniver.
First published in the enlarged edition of Songs of Praise (Oxford University Press, 1931).

Copyright, the Estate of Jan Struther. The words have been put on the Internet with the permission of the Maxtone Graham family, and the assistance of Joyce Maxtone Graham's son, Robert Maxtone Graham, in 2001. Any request for permission for further publication, and enquiries about copyright to the hymn tunes and arrangements, should be addressed to the Oxford University Press.

Tune: Glenfinlas by K. G. Finlay.

Daisies are our silver,
   Buttercups our gold:
This is all the treasure
   We can have or hold.

Raindrops are our diamonds
   And the morning dew;
While for shining sapphires
   We've the speedwell blue.

These shall be our emeralds–
   Leaves so new and green;
Roses make the reddest
   Rubies ever seen.

God, who gave these treasures
   To your children small,
Teach us how to love them
   And grow like them all.

Make us bright as silver:
   Make us good as gold;
Warm as summer roses
   Let our hearts unfold.

Gay as leaves in April,
   Clear as drops of dew–
God, who made the speedwell,
   Keep us true to you.

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