1 Beautiful roses now bloom ev’rywhere,
Filling with fragrance the soft balmy air;
Each lovely blossom to mem’ry doth bring,
Sharon’s fair Rose our Redeemer and King.
Fair “Rose of Sharon” thy beauty we seek,
Blooming to comfort the weary and weak;
Like unto thee in our lives we would grow,
Blest “Rose of Sharon” thy grace now bestow.
Fair Rose of Sharon, blooming in beauty,
Each lovely blossom thy praises sing,
We love thy fragrance spreading like sunshine,
Fair Rose of Sharon, Jesus our King.
2 Sweet valley lilies of fair spotless white,
Budding in lowliness, shrinking from sight;
In its chaste purity each voiceless bell,
Of Judah’s Lily Christ Jesus doth tell.
Blest “Valley Lily” spring up in our hearts,
Rare are the graces thy presence imparts;
Gentleness, meekness, humility, love,
Flowers transplanted to earth from above. [Refrain]
3 Gladly the children are singing today,
Praises uplifting in innocent lay;
Bright happy faces and hearts undefiled,
Telling of Nazareth’s wonderful child.
O, perfect pattern of childhood we pray,
Fill with thy spirit our young hearts this day;
Thee would we follow to mansions above,
Treading thy footprints and kept in thy love. [Refrain]