Tuesday, July 28, 2009

He's the lily of the valley ...

i just took these pics ... i love this time of year ... the flowers we inherited start to bloom bloom bloom!
there are 6 different colours of lilies ... i feel rich when i walk outside and take it all in!

the lollipop lilies are my favourite ... they look so happy ... *smile*

the roses are abundant as well ...

and the flower basket in the front ... which struggled so with the cooler spring ... has more than made up for it ... it cheerfully greets me every morning ...
and all these flowers reminds me of this old hymn ...


The Lily of the Valley

I have found a friend in Jesus, He's everything to me,
He's the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;
The Lily of the Valley, in him alone I see
All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole.
In sorrow He's my comfort, in trouble He's my stay,
He tells me every care on Him to roll.

Chorus:
He's the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star,
He's the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.

He all my griefs has taken, and all my sorrows borne;
In temptation He's my strong and mighty tower;
I have all for Him forsaken, and all my idols torn
From my heart, and now He keeps me by His power.
Though all the world forsake me, and Satan tempt me sore,
Though Jesus I shall safely reach the goal.

Repeat Chorus.

He will never, never leave me, nor yet forsake me here,
While I live by faith and do His blessed will;
A wall of fire about me, I've nothing now to fear,
With His manna He my hungry soul shall fill.
Then sweeping up to glory to see His blessed face,
Where rivers of delight shall ever roll.

Repeat Chorus.

21 comments:

Mari said...

Beautiful flowers! Our lilies are blooming too and I'm enjoying them. I haven't heard that old song for some time.

Pat said...

Your flowers are a bright, shining place to rest your eyes. They bring sunshine to the soul on a cloudy day!
Oh how I love that old song.......in my heart, I can still hear it being sung with great gusto in the church.
"Then sweetping up to glory, to see His blessed face"!

Sita said...

Saija,
Love those lilies. Wow..ain't our God sumpin?
Also love the old hymn. Thanks so much for sharing.
Love, Sita

Cathy said...

I'm so glad you have all those beautiful flowers! Those lilies are gorgeous. Loved the words in that hymn ~

jel said...

AWESome :)

Amrita said...

Ooooh they stole my heart. Love them so much.

I used to sing that song too. The words and music is so special.

Catherine said...

Gorgeous! I love lilies. I wish I could have flowers in my yard here, but nothing tends to want to thrive in daily 104+ degree temperatures! My dad somehow manages to keep a few flowers alive in his yard, but he has to work awfully hard at it.

Crown of Beauty said...

Love the pictures of those flowers! If earth can produce such blooms, how much more beautiful heaven must be!

And that old hymn! The lyrics are just so right -- cuts through my heart.

Thank you for this post.

Mrs. Mac said...

You've got so many beautiful flowers to bring warmth and sunshine to your soul ... after last winter you were due to have some warmth and sunshine. Enjoy the beauty of the Lord's creation.

Cathy

grammy said...

Beautiful Flowers beautiful song. Enjoy the lovely season (o:

Felisol said...

Dear Saija,
I'm mute with admiration.
I don't know if it's you or Manitoba.., your lilies are so rich in color and shapes.
I don't see anything like it in out neighborhood.

That song.
I wonder, does it also have a text "Everybody ought to know"?
I used to sing it with my mom and bro when I was a child.
Hope you are fine, all of you.
From Felisol

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I love beautiful flowers too. We just got home from seeing friends and family..Been gone for 2 weeks and really enjoyed this time away. We are both really tired though..Funny how you go on vacation and come home tired.
I love the joke below about the washing...Great message in this.
Sandy

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi Saija,

Please visit my August 2 post, there is a blog award that I want you to pick up.

Love
Lidj

Julie said...

Beautiful flowers...

I found you from Lidj's blog. It's nice to meet you.

As I read your "profile" on the right side of your blog I loved that you wrote, "I'm comfortable in my own skin."

Bless you!

Jammie J. said...

Looks like you are basking in the beauty around you... :)

David C Brown said...

That old hymn brings back a few memories! And it's all still true!

Maggie Ann said...

What a blessing to my heart! I love the hymn...*hugs* I'm on the cell with hubby and we are singing it together.

daisymarie said...

You take such wonderful pictures and now I have a song to carry with me today! And a good one, too! Blessings.

Robert said...

Okay if I join this all gal discussion? :-)

Thanks for the great flower pictures. The Lord must love flowers too. He made so many of them!

And thanks for posting the gospel song "The Lily of the Valley." You can find out more about the author, Charles Fry, on my Wordwise Hymns blog for May 30th.

God bless

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