Sunday, August 21, 2011

Consider

Consider the Lilies of the Field


I absolutely adore this song.
It touches my heart each time I hear it.

Even more so today as I think of those children who are facing starvation in Somalia.
I am blessed.
The Lord knows me and my struggles.
He knows you and your struggles.
He loves us all.

I found the lyrics and this bit of information about they author

Consider the Lilies
by Roger Hoffman

Regarding the experience of writing "Consider the Lilies", Roger Hoffman relates the following: "...I could not contain my feelings. The loving presence who sat there with me was so powerful that I was overcome. (Indeed, for the rest of the day I felt somewhat removed from this mortal sphere). My soul vibrated with the message I had just written, for my own suffering and weakness had been taken in hand by the Wonderful Counselor, and where once there was darkness, light by light, strand by strand, He rewove the fabric of my heart with threads of purest gold, so that my afflictions and sympathies have been, in a marvelous manner, retrained to be more like Him."

Consider the lilies of the field--

how they grow, how they grow.

Consider the birds of the sky--

how they fly, how they fly.

He clothes the lilies of the field.

He feeds the birds in the sky

and He will feed those who trust Him

and Guide them with His eye.

Consider the sheep of his fold--

how they follow where he leads.

Thou the path may wind across the mountains,

He knows the meadows where they feed.

He clothes the lilies of the field.

He feeds the birds in the sky

and He will feed those who trust Him

and Guide them with His eye.

Consider the sweet tender children

who must suffer on this earth.

The pains of all of them he carried

from the day of his birth.

He clothes the lilies of the field.

He feeds the lambs of his fold

and He will heal those who trust Him

and make their hearts as gold.

He clothes the lilies of the field.

He feeds the lambs of his fold

and He will heal those who trust Him

and make their hearts as gold.



7 comments:

Teachinfourth said...

I haven't heard this song for quite a while...

It's still as beautiful as I remember.

Lara said...

I really love that song. The message is so important, too. I loved reading what you found about the composer.

Barbaloot said...

This is one of my favorite songs. I love it especially as a female solo.

tammy said...

I had never really listened to this song until our ward choir sang it and I played the piano. I learned to love it then.

M-Cat said...

This is one of my ALL TIME favorites. Mo-tab or a solo in church, I am touched every single time I hear it. BECAUSE of the words.

wendy said...

I love this song too. I sang that when I was 16, with another girl in my ward , as a duet, for a stake Young Womens event......
wow.......that was like a lifetime ago.

the words are powerful
Mormon Tabernacle Choir does it so beautifully

Jessica G. said...

This is one of those songs that was completely lost on me in my younger days. Now, however, it's so beautiful and has such meaning. Thanks for the uplifting post!