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The ivory palaces

Out of the ivory palace he came

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [Out of the Ivory Palace he came]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Out of the Ivory Palace he came,
That palace so wondrously fair,
Jesus, the Savior, with pow’r in his name,
And beauty past earthly compare.

Refrain:
Out of the palace of Iv’ry he came
With garments all perfumes, all perfumed with myrrh;
Both aloes and cassia were there to be seen,
A vision man’s soul, man’s soul to bestir.

2 All of his garments are scented with myrrh,
A perfume as lasting as time;
Fragrance to scatter where’er he doth stir,
Enduring, refining, sublime. [Refrain]

3 Sorrow and bitterness here for his cup,
And heavy the burdens he bore;
Stooping to suffer, thereby to life up
The tempted,—no matter how sore. [Refrain]

4 Cassia for healing, his garments contain,
A balm for all ills of the soul;
Sickness no longer,—no sorrow nor pain,
For Jesus makes “ev’ry white whole.” [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #58

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. 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: Out of the ivory palace he came
Title: The ivory palaces
Author: John R. Clements
Refrain First Line: Out of the palace of ivory he came

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #58

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