1 Lord Jesus, my sweet Rose of Sharon,
My Prophet, my Priest, and my King—
To Thee I will sing all my praises,
For blessings Thy mercy doth bring.
All glory and honor to Jesus,
Who offered His life on the cross,
To open a fountain for sinners,
And purchase a world that was lost.
Sweet Rose of Sharon,
Blooming above for me.
2 Oh, come help me sing of my Savior,
For He is the joy of my heart;
Come join in His service forever,
He will His rich graces impart.
I gaze at the wounds of my Savior,
From which that great fountain doth flow;
His word is my shield and my buckler,
By faith I’m made whiter than snow. [Refrain]
3 In love’s verdant vale I am resting,
In Christ all my hope I confide;
My heart and my life He is blessing,
As humbly I walk by His side.
I’m living low down in the valley,
Where sweet Rose of Sharon doth bloom;
Oh, glory! its heavenly odor
With fragrance my soul doth perfume. [Refrain]
4 Come, sinner, thy heart like the desert,
With sweet Rose of Sharon shall bloom;
’Twill blossom as flowers of summer,
His Spirit thy heart shall illume.
He paid all thy debt on Mount Calv’ry,
He suffered that you might be free;
Oh, look, guilty one, there is mercy,
There’s life and salvation for thee. [Refrain]
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Author (refrain): Barney Elliott Warren
Barney Elliott Warren was an American Christian hymnwriter and minister.
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Display Title: The Rose of SharonFirst Line: Lord Jesus, my sweet Rose of SharonTune Title: [Lord Jesus, my sweet Rose of Sharon]Author: Unknown; B. E. W.Meter: 188.8.131.52 D 184.108.40.206Scripture: Song of Solomon 2:1Subject: Jesus/Savior |Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Rose_of_Sharon); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (160); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (258)