1 By cool Siloam's shady rill
how sweet the lily grows!
How sweet the breath beneath the hill
of Sharon's dewy rose!
2 Lo! such the child whose early feet
the paths of peace have trod,
whose secret heart with influence sweet
is upward drawn to God.
3 By cool Siloam's shady rill
the lily must decay,
the rose that blooms beneath the hill
must shortly fade away;
4 And soon, too soon, the wintry hour
of life's maturer age
will shake the soul with sorrow's power
and stormy passion's rage.
5 O thou, whose infant feet were found
within thy Father's shrine,
whose years, with changeless virtue crowned,
were all alike divine,
6 Dependent on thy bounteous breath
we seek thy grace alone,
through every stage of life, and death,
to keep us still thine own.
Source: Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #688
|First Line:||By cool Siloam's shady rill|
|Author:||Reginald Heber (1812)|
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|Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #688||By cool Siloam's shady rill||By cool Siloam's shady rill||BELMONT||Reginald Heber (1783-1826)||CM||Isaiah 40:6-8; Isaiah 46:3-4; Job 32:8; Job 33:4; Luke 2:39-52; Psalm 103:15-16; Song of Solomon 2:1||2005||The Holy Spirit | The Church Celebrates - Family, Friendship, and Marriage; Funerals | general; Stages of Life ||
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #572||By cool Siloam's shady rill||By cool Siloam's shady rill||Reginald Heber||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #704||By Cool Siloam's Shady Rill||By cool Siloam's shady rill||BELMONT||Reginald Heber||CM||<cite>Christian Observer</cite>, 1812|