This tune is a second setting of the text for the song, Dazzling Bouquet. Recorded as a teaching track.
Come Lend Your Beauty to This Place
Words © 1995 Bret Hesla. Administered by Augsburg Fortress Publishing
Music and adaptation of text © 2004 Bret Hesla.
1. Mine is the church where ev’rybody’s welcome.
I know it’s true, ’cause I got through the door.
We are a dazzling bouquet of every flower.
Jump in the vase, ’cause we’ve got space for more.
We are a dazzling bouquet, a dazzling bouquet,
a dazzling bouquet of every flower.
We are a dazzling bouquet, a dazzling bouquet.
Come, lend your beauty to this place.
2. Come gather round, you sixfoot gladiolas.
Come all you purple lilacs shining bright.
Come let us all bloom together in one garden:
A carnival of fragrance and delight …(ch)
3. Don’t think we merely tolerate each other.
We ask and tell, we don’t just turn away.
We give attention to every bud and blossom.
Let every face come grace the grand bouquet …(ch)
4. We see our demons trying to divide us;
They document their lies to make them true.
Today we’re freed from our judging and excluding.
Just look around enjoy this lovely view …(ch)