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Lyr Req: Consider the Lily / Consider the Lilies

lloyd64 13 Feb 04 - 11:29 PM
nutty 14 Feb 04 - 04:28 AM
Dave Hanson 14 Feb 04 - 05:27 AM
masato sakurai 14 Feb 04 - 10:01 AM
Louie Roy 14 Feb 04 - 12:31 PM
lloyd64 14 Feb 04 - 01:27 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 14 Feb 04 - 02:15 PM
Dave Hanson 15 Feb 04 - 04:29 AM
GUEST,Mary V. 15 Feb 04 - 12:29 PM
GUEST,carrie 02 Oct 08 - 11:31 AM
Arkie 02 Oct 08 - 01:40 PM
GUEST,martin ellison 02 Oct 08 - 01:42 PM
GUEST,leeneia 02 Oct 08 - 02:57 PM
GUEST,leeneia 02 Oct 08 - 03:15 PM
Jim Dixon 03 Oct 08 - 04:42 PM
Snuffy 04 Oct 08 - 09:02 AM
GUEST,Volgadon 04 Oct 08 - 03:40 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Consider the Lilly
From: lloyd64
Date: 13 Feb 04 - 11:29 PM

If you can help with this, Thanks.

lloyd


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Consider the Lilly
From: nutty
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 04:28 AM

can you give more clues, lloyd

I've tried the DT and Google with no luck at all


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Consider the Lilly
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 05:27 AM

what feckin lilly? [ one ell in lily ]
eric


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Consider the Lilly
From: masato sakurai
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 10:01 AM

I'm afraid these are not the ones:

      CONSIDER THE LILIES (with lyrics & midi, at Cyber Hymnal)
    Words: Alice W. Brotherton, in Horder's Worship Song, 1905.
    Music: "Brotherton," from a Somerset folk song

    Consider the Lilies (at Music for the Church of God)
    Words and music: Mark Graham
    Text based on Matthew 6:25-33


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Subject: Lyr Add: CONSIDER THE LILY
From: Louie Roy
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 12:31 PM

lloyd64, is this what you're looking for? I don't know who wrote the song or who composed it but it is an old hymn.

CONSIDER THE LILY

1. Consider the lily they don't toil or spin
But there's not a key with more spender than them
Consider the sparrow they don't plant or sow
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 down low
Consider the lily and then you will know

2. May I introduce you to a friend of mine?
He hangs out the stars and tells the sun when to shine
He kisses the flowers each morning with dew
But he's not too busy to care about you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Consider the Lilly
From: lloyd64
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 01:27 PM

That's it, thank you.

Look at that - two LL's in Lily. How about that. Microsoft spell check has both ways. Eric the Red - you need to get a life and stop spending your time spell checking the Mudd Threades.

Lloyd


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Subject: Lyr Add: CONSIDER THE LILIES (Alice W. Brotherton)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 02:15 PM

Lyr. Add: CONSIDER THE LILIES
Alice W. Brotherton arr. Somerset song.

Consider the lilies; how stately they grow!
They toil not, they spin not, no seed do they sow;
Yet they bloom all the summer, so shining and tall,
The father Who loves them takes thought for them all.

Consider the ravens; who gives them their food?
Who shelters their nest in the storm beated wood?
Who guides the young sparrow? Who watches its fall?
Their father in Heaven takes heed for them all.

Our father in Heaven, Thy children on earth
Than lilies or ravens Thou holdest more worth;
O guide us and guard us, be near when we call,
Uphold us, enfold us; we thank Thee for all!

Cyberhymnal has a midi: Lilies

There are many variations to this song; this one from Cyberhymnal is typical. I have heard it used as a bedtime prayer for children; perhaps the folk song on which the hymn is based, but I don't recall all of the words.

Lillies (lilly) is an old spelling, now mostly obsolete except in dialect. The folk song versions would have had the 'double-ell'.
I disagree with the statement in the second line (no seed do they sow) since I have grown several species from seed.

Anyone with an old version? Please post.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Consider the Lilly
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 15 Feb 04 - 04:29 AM

lloyd64, threades? do you mean threads.
eric


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Consider the Lilly
From: GUEST,Mary V.
Date: 15 Feb 04 - 12:29 PM

The Chapmans do the best harmony version ( in my opinion )
that I've ever heard. Its a beautiful song.

llyodd 64 do you want me to send you a c.d.
Just email me...meverc@aol.com
with your address. I'd be happy to.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Consider the Lilly
From: GUEST,carrie
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 11:31 AM

I think it's "there's not a king with more..." Not key. Because the scripture is talking about King Solomon not being clothed as well as the lillies. But I could be wrong...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Consider the Lilly
From: Arkie
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 01:40 PM

"Consider the Lilies, they don't toil or spin" was written by Joel Hemphill who wrote several hundred other songs including "He's Still Working On Me" and "I Came On Business For The King". Hemphill performed with his wife Labreeska and his children for many years as the Hemphills. Quite a few other major gospel artists also recorded his songs. Consider The Lilies is one of those songs that should be around for many years; well written, meaningful words, and a beautiful melody.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Consider the Lilly
From: GUEST,martin ellison
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 01:42 PM

How many ells in Lloyd then?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Consider the Lilly
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 02:57 PM

Good songs, both of them. Thanks.

I think modern people spell it 'lilly' because they have seen the name of the famous pharm company, Eli Lilly, in print.
===========
Once I asked my voice teacher why I had trouble saying 'lily.'

She explained that there are two entirely different L sounds in
English. One is in front of the mouth, as in 'like.' The other is in the back, in in 'old.' She told me to pronounce both L's in the front. It helps.

I am convinced that the Welsh Ll as in Lloyd came about because people said the L as in 'old' and held it. Try it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Consider the Lilly
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 03:15 PM

Q: interesting about the old spelling of 'Lilly.' Actually that looks more natural. I can't think of any other words like 'lily.' But in the double-L school we have silly, filly, Billy, chilly and of course, willie-nillie.

So why not 'lilly'?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Consider the Lilly
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Oct 08 - 04:42 PM

Lily is the name of the flower.

Lilly or Lillie is traditionally a woman's name, short for Lillian.

Of course there are some women named Lily also. You can name a kid anything you damn please, and make up any spelling you like. (At least in the US. I believe there are some restrictions in France?)

Lilly is also a surname (as in Eli Lilly).

Pointing out spelling problems like this is usually helpful, because search engines like Google won't find "lily" if you search for "lilly", and vice versa, and a lot of people don't know they should try more than one spelling.

A lot of information on the web is posted by people who can't spell, therefore it's often a good idea, when searching, to try a "wrong" spelling even if you know the "right" one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Consider the Lilly
From: Snuffy
Date: 04 Oct 08 - 09:02 AM

Spelling can be very tricky. Each word in Martyn Wyndham-Read's name can be mis-spelled/spelt in several ways, giving a bewildering number of wrong combinations.

The version above should be the right one - I copied it from his website.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Consider the Lilly
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 04 Oct 08 - 03:40 PM

Consider the lilies... They're very pretty! =)
Sorry, couldn't resist.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CONSIDER THE LILIES
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 04:42 AM

CONSIDER THE LILIES

1. Consider the lilies: they don't toil nor spin
And there's not a king with more splendor than them.
Consider the sparrows: they don't plant nor sow,
But they're fed by the Master who watches them grow.

CHORUS: We have a Heavenly Father above
With eyes so 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.

Hmmmmm.....

2. May I introduce you to this friend of mine,
Who hangs out the stars and tells the sun when to shine?
He kisses the flowers each morning with dew,
But He's not too busy to care about you. CHORUS

Yes, consider the lilies and then you will know.


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