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

Audio files: MIDI

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 (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… 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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