Before You Ask Me, by Lilly Green

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Lilly Green grew up in the Ottawa Valley of Eastern Ontario Canada which was my birthplace and home, as well.

I got to know Lillian, as she was then known, toward the end of my last year of high school. “Them was Hootenany Days” and Lillian was one of the star performers at our local high-school gymnasium song fests. I always admired Lilly’s talent, integrity and sense of fun.

In those days, although I was raised in a church-going family, I was not a Christian. Lilly’s family was the first family I ever met where both parents and most of the kids were born-again Christians. The Crozier family left a positive, lasting impression on me, which I have always gratefully appreciated.

Although I lost touch with Lilly and her family once I left high school, I did acquire two of her records in the 1970’s, and although ‘vinyls’ are now ‘retro’ I see that Lilly has posted some of her lovely compositions on Youtube. What a joy to discover these beautiful songs again.

Here is one of my favorites. It is truly a joy to share it with you!

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My Children, Before You Ask Me

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Children, Oh My Children, there’s somethin’ that I want you to know.

I feel the fears and I see the tears you cry. But just love me, and trust me, I’m doing what is best.

Oh Children, please listen and come in to My rest!

Before you ask Me, I will answer,

Before you listen, I will call.

So don’t be anxious in your labour, for I’m just lifting you up to be the servant of all.

Children, Oh my children, just blend your hearts in My word.

Because all that I’m asking is that you sow the seeds of the truth that you heard.

And please bring forth, bring forth thousands of sheep to My fold.

Oh Children, please listen, this is your God, the Lord.

Before you ask me, I will answer.

Before you even listen, I will call.

So don’t be anxious, in your labour, for I’m just lifting you up to be the servant of all.

For I’m just lifting you up to be the servant of all!

© 1977 from the album Especially For You by Lilly Green

Scriptures

Isaiah 65:24 (KJV)
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

Matthew 6:8 (KJV)
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

More About Lilly

Lilly’s Youtube Channel: The Lilly Green Videos (TheLillyGr/videos)

Lilly’s My Space Profile

Lilly’s Music on My Space

Lilly’s Blogs

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