Sharon's Rose

Fair were the roses that grew where He trod

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Fair were the roses that grew where He trod]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Fair were the roses that grew where He trod,
Our rose of Sharon, the dear Son of God.

Fair Rose of Sharon Thy name now confessing,
We bow here before Thee and own Thee as King,
Come in Thy glory and bring each a blessing,
O Rose of Sharon, Saviour divine,
Whose praise we forever shall sing.

2 Pure in their fragrance, yet purer is He,
Who came from heaven, our Saviour to be. [Chorus]

3 O may we love Him, than all else beside,
O may we trust Him, whate’er may betide. [Chorus]

Source: Gloria in Excelsis #53

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fair were the roses that grew where He trod
Title: Sharon's Rose
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Fair Rose of Sharon, thy name now confessing
Publication Date: 1924
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1924.



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Gloria in Excelsis #53

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