Author: Isaac Watts Hymnal: The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #560 (1835) Meter: 220.127.116.11 Scripture: Psalm 31:7-13 Lyrics:
Behold the Rose of Sharon here,
The Lily which the valleys bear;
Behold the Tree of Life, that gives
Refreshing fruit and healing leaves.
Amongst the thorns so lilies shine;
Amongst wild gourds the noble vine;
So in mine eyes my Savior proves,
Amidst a thousand meaner loves.
Beneath his cooling shade I sat,
To shield me from the burning heat;
Of heav'ly fruit he spreads a feast,
To feed mine eyes and please my taste.
[Kindly he brought me to the place
Where stands the banquet of his grace;
He saw me faint, and o'er my head
The banner of his love he spread.
With living bread and gen'rous wine,
He cheers this sinking heart of mine;
And op'ning his own heart to me,
He shows his thoughts how kind they be.]
O never let my Lord depart;
Lie down, and rest upon my heart;
I charge my sins not once to move,
Nor stir, nor wake, nor grieve my Love.
Topics: Doubts and fears suppressed; Fears and doubts suppressed; Health sickness, and recovery; Death deliverance from it; Deliverance from death; Deliverance from slander; Reproach removed; Slander, deliverance from it Languages: English
Behold the Rose of Sharon here