Gathering Buds

Jesus has taken a beautiful bud

Author: James Rowe
Published in 34 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus has taken a beautiful bud,
Out of our garden of love,
Borne it away to the city of God,
Home of the angels above.

Gathering buds, gathering buds,
Wonderful care will be giv'n;
Jesus is gathering day after day,
Buds for the palace of heav'n.

2 Full blooming flowers alone will not do,
Some must be young and ungrown;
So the frail buds He is gathering, too,
Beautiful gems for His throne. [Chorus]

3 Fathers and mothers, weep not or be sad,
Still on the Savior rely;
You shall behold them again and be glad,
Beautiful flowers on high. [Chorus]

4 Blooming in beauty in heaven they are,
Blooming for you and for me;
Follow the Lord, tho' the city be far,
Till our bright blossoms we see. [Chorus]

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #628

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus has taken a beautiful bud
Title: Gathering Buds
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Gathering buds, gathering buds
Publication Date: 1921
Copyright: Public Domain



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