The Lily Of The Valley

A lily is a sweet and fragrant flower. . .

And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us,
and hath given himself for us an offering
and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
- Ephesians 5:2 -

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 free.
In sorrow He's my comfort, in trouble He's my stay,
He tells me every care on Him to roll - Hallelujah!
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.
Tho all the world forsake me and Satan tempt me sore,
thru Jesus I shall safely reach the goal; Hallelujah!
He's the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star,
He's the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.

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 I'll see His blessed face,
Where rivers of delight shall ever roll; Hallelujah!
He's the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star,
He's the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.
Charles W. Fry, 1837 - 1882

Have a beautiful and blessed Lord's Day, friends!



Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Another lovely post for me to spend time here with you sweet friend! His promises are sweeter than honey, more solid of a foundation than we can imagine can carry us. Have a SPLENDID SUNDAY! Anita

Linda said...

That is odd my friend, why? I woke up humming that. Have a beautiful Sunday. Blessings

Polly said...

A beautiful post Stephanie.

Sylvia said...

I love that old hymn, Stephanie, thanks for reminding me of it this morning. Have a lovely day, my friend.

Dee said...

This was the perfect post to read on this beautiful Sunday morning. Thank you and blessings to you... :)

Vicky Hunt said...

Just as lovely as always Stephanie! I look forward to your SUnday morning posts each and every week my friend. You have a God given gift and know how to life people up. Have a blessed Lord's Day.

Love and Hugs, Vicky

Anonymous said...

Very comforting words and beautiful photography. God bless your day.

Debbie Harris said...

Another wonderful Sunday post to start the Lords day off with. There's a song in my heart and I will sing with praise this beautiful hymn to the glory of the Lord.

Your photos really turned out lovely Stephanie! I sure do need some lessons from you. You make it look so easy. :-)

It's a beautiful day, enjoy it.
Love you, Mom

mamasmercantile said...

Another beautiful post.

Anonymous said...

Nice to read your post!

Debbie said...

there is just something about having fresh flowers in the house that gets me so excited!!!

and even more excited when they have come from my garden!!!!

that will be soon, but i just can't wait!!!

Wanda said...

Beautiful, beautiful Stephanie. He is the Lily of the Valley and Bright and Morning Star.

I also love the song because my birthday is May 1st, the the flower for May is Lily of the Valley.

BTW being born on May Day...thus my mom named me Wanda Mae. HaHa

Sandi said...

Beautiful! Consider the lilies.

Red Rose Alley said...

Lillies always remind me of my niece, Lillie. These are pretty pictures, Stephanie. I love to visit your Sunday posts, my friend. They bring me peace and gladness.

love, ~Sheri

magnoliasntea said...

Lovely post, Stephanie. Love the song.
Have wonderful Lord's Day.

Sola Scriptura said...

Stephanie, this is such a meaningful post and the photos are gorgeous! Thank you for this encouragement. Hugs to you.

Diane said...

Once again, I am blessed by your words of hope & praise!

Thank you so very much!!

D : )

Blue Jeans And Teacups said...

How beautiful and lovely is today's post my friend. Thank you.
(((hugs))), Heather Elizabeth

Faye Henry said...

Beautiful and one I remember well.. Your photos are lovely, too.. Have a great Sunday sweet friend. xo

Marilyn Mathis said...

He is the Lily of my Valley and He will never, never leave me! Thank the Lord for His continual presence through all the trying times. Beautiful post. Thank you. Hugs

Prairie Patchwork Quilts said...

It is funny what we notice on pictures posted. I see that I have the same tablecloth that you have and I have used it in the same manner as you by pinning it up and using it as a back drop. You really have a talent of making beautiful vignettes and taking the most perfect pictures.

Visits With Mary said...

I never tire of the old hymns. Feeling blessed! Hope the upcoming week brings you happiness and lots of blessings!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stephanie, what beautiful words penned by Charles Fry, and I see he lived a relatively short life. Great depth of love in those short years. What a beautiful flower and full of fragrance. I love the photos today and remember well growing up that we always grew them on the one side of our house. They were one of the earlier spring flowers, and I loved them. Thank you once again this glorious Sabbath for sharing this Scripture verse and this wonderful post. Praise God! Hugs, dear friend!

Michelle {Miss Strawberry Shortgirl} said...

Just lovely.

Billie Jo said...

Happy Sunday evening, Stephanie!
I always enjoy my visits with you. : )

doodles n daydreams said...

Have a wonderful day.


Mari said...

Another beautiful Sunday post! I always enjoy the photos you put with these and there is something special about reading the words of these old hymns.

Terra said...

Beautiful hymn and photos. I am reading two books about the time period when the hymn author lived; I love those Victorian times. One of the books is by Anthony Trollope, a set of 6 novels titled Chronicles of Barchestershire. A main character is a kindly reverand.

Patti said...

Thank you for taking the time to post these wonderful and inspirational posts.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Just lovely, dear Stephanie. Thank you for sharing.

Conniecrafter said...

Such wonderful and true words, I see him working throughout all areas of my life! Have a wonderful week!

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, I came back by to say that my older sister, Karen, who lives in MO has a blog entitled Lily Valley! Hope you can stop and visit some time:

Jazzmin said...

"He will never, never leave me nor yet forsake me here..." Oh what a blessing, what a comfort is this- every line, but especially these precious words. They are such an encouragement to my heart. Thank you, sweet friend! What a joy it is to be comforted and overjoyed by the promises you remind me of. I am so happy to visit you today- I have missed visiting you so. I also keep meaning to join in your beautiful link-up, but never seem to get the chance to write any inspirational posts this time of the week. I hope to eventually, though :)
Love and hugs to you!
Thinking of you sweet friend♥

Anna said...

There is a book "the lily of the valley". In french "le lys dans la vallée" from Balzac...a beautiful story...

Pam Richardson said...

Stephanie, I love this old hymn and it was one of my favorites to play on the piano when I was growing up! Beautiful post as always! Blessings, Pam

Daniela said...

What a poetry and romanticism we can breath just watching your pictures, my dear Stephane, this post of your is simply gorgeous !
Thank you
Sending a big hug

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