The Rose of Sharon

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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.

Refrain:
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]

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Author (refrain): Barney Elliott Warren

Barney Elliott Warren, 1867-1951 Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 20, 1867, Lew­is­ton, New York. Died: Ap­ril 21, 1951, Spring­field, Ohio. Buried: Vale Cem­e­te­ry, Spring­field, Ohio. Warren was con­verted in 1884 at a re­viv­al near Bang­or, Mi­chi­gan. Two years lat­er he joined Dan­i­el Sid­ney War­ner and his evan­gel­is­tic sing­ing com­pa­ny as a bass sing­er. The group was part of the Church of God Re­form­a­tion Move­ment in An­der­son, In­di­a­na. War­ren Is cred­it­ed with writ­ing over 7000 songs. His wife was Nan­nie Ki­gar, who be­longed to the sing­ing group that tra­veled the coun­try­side in the late 1800’s. Warren was a Church of God min­is­ter as well as a song writ­er,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord Jesus, my sweet Rose of Sharon
Title: The Rose of Sharon
Author: Anonymous
Author (refrain): Barney Elliott Warren (1911)
Meter: 9.8.9.8 D 5.6.5.6
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sweet Rose of Sharon

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Timeless Truths #1083

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