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.
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.
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.
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.