Make me like the palm

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1 Planted in Thy house, O Lord,
‘Mid the trees of righteousness,
Watered by Thy sacred Word,
Beautiful with precious grace,
Ransom'd child of Thine I am;
Make me flourish like the palm;
Ransom'd child of Thine I am;
Make me flourish like the palm.

2 Let my wings of faith be spread,
Bear me to the mercy-seat;
Blend my spirit with its Head,
Make me thus in Christ complete;
So my heart, pure, firm and calm,
Lives to flourish like the palm;
So my heart, pure, firm and calm,
Lives to flourish like the palm.

3 Let my leaves be green and fair,
Clustering fruits in me abound;
All my deeds Thy love declare,
All my hopes in Thee be found;
Life shall be a joyous psalm,
Graceful, useful, like the palm;
Life shall be a joyous psalm,
Graceful, useful, like the palm.

4 When full age at last has come,
When beyond the Jordan-tide,
Garnered to my heavenly home,
Let me with the glorified
Sing the triumphs of the Lamb,
Bear a conqueror’s fadeless palm;
Sing the triumphs of the Lamb,
Bear a conqueror’s fadeless palm.

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #129

Author: S. Dryden Phelps

Phelps, Sylvanus Dryden, D.D., was born at Suffield, Connecticut, May 15, 1816, and educated at Brown University, where he graduated in 1844. In 1846 he became pastor of the first Baptist Church, New Haven. Dr. Phelps is the Editor of The Christian Secretary, Hartford. His publications include, Eloquence of Nature, and Other Poems, 1842; Sunlight and Hearthlight, 1856; the Poet's Song, 1867, &c. He is the author of the following hymns:— 1. Christ, Who came my soul to save. Holy Baptism. 2. Did Jesus weep for me? Lent. 3. Saviour, Thy dying love. Passiontide. 4. Sons of day, arise from slumber. Home Missions. 5. This rite our blest Redeemer gave. Holy Baptism. Of these Nos. 1 and 4 appeared in the Baptist ed. of the Ply… Go to person page >

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First Line: Planted in thy house
Title: Make me like the palm
Author: S. Dryden Phelps



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