Jesus Rose of Sharon

This hymn is apparently based on the Rose of Sharon image from the Song of Solomon, although scholars now suggest that the language used there does not actually refer to Christ.

It was written by Ida A. Guirey (d early 1920s), and is usually sung to a tune composed by Charles H. Gabriel (1856 - 1932).

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Jesus, Rose of Sharon, bloom within my heart
Beauties of Thy truth and holiness impart
That where'er I go my life may shed abroad
Fragrance of the knowledge of the love of God.

Jesus, blessed Jesus, Rose of Sharon
Bloom in radiance
And in love within my heart.

Jesus, Rose of Sharon, sweeter far to see
Than the fairest flow'rs of earth could ever be
Fill my life completely, adding more each day
Of Thy grace divine and purity, I pray.

Jesus, Rose of Sharon, balm for ev'ry ill
May Thy tender mercy's healing power distil
For afflicted souls of weary burdened men
Giving needy mortals health and hope again.

Jesus, Rose of Sharon, bloom forever more
Be Thy glory seen on earth from shore to shore
Till the nations own Thy sovreignty complete
Lay their honors down and worship at Thy feet.

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