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First Line: Consider / the lilies of the field whose bloom is brief
Last Line: To do us good.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Religion; Theology

The lilies of the field, whose bloom is brief --
We are as they;
Like them we fade away,
As doth a leaf.
The sparrows of the air, of small account:
Our God doth view
Whether they fall or mount --
He guards us too.
The lilies, that do neither spin nor toil,
Yet are most fair --
What profits all this care,
And all this coil?
The birds, that have no barn nor harvest-weeks;
God gives them food --
Much more our Father seeks
To do us good.

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