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]
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 >