Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet

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Lyrics

Death is an angel sent down from above
Sent for the buds and the flowers we love
Truly 'tis so for in heaven's own way
Each soul is a flower in the Master's bouquet.

Gathering flowers for the Master's bouquet
Beautiful flowers that will never decay
Gathered by angels and carried away
Forever to bloom in the Master's bouquet.

Loved ones are passing each day and each hour
Passing away as the life of a flower
But every bud and each blossom some day
Will bloom as the flowers in the Master's bouquet.

Gathering flowers for the Master's bouquet
Beautiful flowers that will never decay
Gathered by angels and carried away
Forever to bloom in the Master's bouquet.

Let us be faithful till life's work is done
Blooming with love till the reaper shall come
Then we'll be gathered together for age
Transplanted to bloom in the Master's bouquet.

Gathering flowers for the Master's bouquet
Beautiful flowers that will never decay
Gathered by angels and carried away
Forever to bloom in the Master's bouquet...


Credits

Performances

This song is unreleased by Elvis Costello, but he has performed it in concert with both Emmylou Harris and the duo of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings in 2005 and 2006.

Recordings

Bootlegs

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