1250. Down in the Valley

1. Down in the valley ’midst lilies sweet scented,
There is the friend whom I love and revere.
Oh, I will follow His steps so contented
As on the breeze His sweet name I can hear.

O Thou, God’s precious Son,
Who gave Thy life for me,
I am so thankful, Lord, that Thou loved me.

2. Thee I am seeking, oh, heed my imploring;
Whither in fragrance dost Thou take repose?
Where Thou at midday Thy flock art restoring,
Shaded from heat where the clear fountain flows? [Refrain]

3. Now I have found Thee, O Jesus, my Savior;
Let me eternally say, Thou art mine.
Hide not Thy face from the soul seeking favor;
Hast Thou not sought me and said I am Thine? [Refrain]

4. Sweet as Thy voice have the angels ne’er spoken;
Soft as Thy smile can the light never be.
Press me so near to Thy heart in love’s token.
Oh, to be Thine, that means heaven to me. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Down in the valley 'midst lilies sweet scented
Title: Down in the Valley
Original Language: Swedish
Author: Albert B. Simpson, 1843-1919
Translator (from Swedish): S. C. Theodore Ramsey, 1889-?
Refrain First Line: O Thou, God's precious Son
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Down in the valley 'midst lilies sweet scented]
Composer: Anonymous
Incipit: 11317 22233 14443
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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