Scripture Verse

I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. Song of Solomon 2:1


Words: Al­bert B. Simp­son (1843–1919). Trans­lat­ed from Swed­ish (Nere I da­len) to Eng­lish by S. C. Theo­dore Ram­sey (1889–?).

Music: Ano­ny­mous, be­fore 1932 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the com­pos­er, or where to get a good pic­ture of him or Ram­sey,

Albert B. Simpson (1843–1919)


Down in the val­ley ’midst li­lies sweet scent­ed,
There is the friend whom I love and re­vere.
Oh, I will fol­low His steps so con­tent­ed
As on the breeze His sweet name I can hear.


O Thou, God’s pre­cious Son,
Who gave Thy life for me,
I am so thank­ful, Lord, that Thou loved me.

Thee I am seek­ing, oh, heed my im­plor­ing;
Whither in frag­rance dost Thou take re­pose?
Where Thou at mid­day Thy flock art re­stor­ing,
Shaded from heat where the clear foun­tain flows?


Now I have found Thee, O Je­sus, my Sav­ior;
Let me eter­nal­ly say, Thou art mine.
Hide not Thy face from the soul seek­ing fa­vor;
Hast Thou not sought me and said I am Thine?


Sweet as Thy voice have the an­gels ne’er spok­en;
Soft as Thy smile can the light ne­ver be.
Press me so near to Thy heart in love’s to­ken.
Oh, to be Thine, that means hea­ven to me.