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Daisies are our silver

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:19 pm
by bevk
"Daisies are our silver, buttercups our gold, these are all the treasures we can have or hold."

Not sure if I have got the words entirely right, but I remember singing this when I was very young and loved the hymn. No-one at the school I now teach in seems to know it. I hope someone in the forum can help. Thanks

Daisies are our silver

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:06 am
by steveliu
Hi Bevk,

Here are the lyrics:

1.
Daisies are our silver,
Buttercups our gold:
This is all the treasure
We can have or hold.

2.
Raindrops are our diamonds
And the morning dew;
While for shining sapphires
We've the speedwell blue.

3.
These shall be our emeralds
Leaves so new and green;
Roses make the reddest
Rubies ever seen.

4.
God, who gave these treasures
To your children small,
Teach us how to love them
And grow like them all.

5.
Make us bright as silver:
Make us good as gold;
Warm as summer roses
Let our hearts unfold.

6.
Gay as leaves in April,
Clear as drops of dew
God, who made the speedwell,
Keep us true to you.

Hope this helps. God bless!
Steve

Daisies are our silver

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:53 pm
by bevk
Thanks that's great. The words are really lovely, I hope I can persuade my primary music department to start using this hymn: it would be a shame if hymns like this fall into disuse.

Daisies are our silver

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:22 am
by Guest
What a fantastic inspiration these words give us mortals, that this world is only a temporary place of beauty, and here to enjoy thanks to gods wisdom!

God bless

Daisies are our silver

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:03 pm
by Guest
I went to a school called Daisy street school in the" flower streets " in Liverpool and this was our school song Alison

Daisies are our silver

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:59 pm
by Guest
I have loved this hymn since I was tiny and was delighted to find the words here. Reminds me of being 6 or 7 again. How memories last!

Daisies are our silver

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:00 pm
by Guest
I remember singing this at school in the fifties. I thought it was so beautiful.

Daisies are our silver

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:00 am
by Guest
Yes, I remember this from my childhood in the forties. The pictures it conjured up stayed with me in the shelters during air-raids. Although I am now midway through my seventies I remember every word and every note although I didn't find the last 2 verses as inspiring as the writer probably hoped. It was certainly one of my favourites and I hope it comes back into circulation.

Daisies are our silver

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:25 pm
by Guest
How wonderful to find this hymn on here! i loved this at primary school(40+ years ago) and intend using it at my wedding next year :)

Daisies are our silver

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:10 pm
by Guest
hymm 101 i think in our hymm book sybourne East London