My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.@Song of Solomon 2:16
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932)

Grace E. Cobb, in Songs of Love and Praise, edited by John R. Sweney (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1894).

Charles H. Gabriel (🔊 pdf nwc).

Blessèd Lily of the Valley, oh, how fair is He!
He is mine, I am His;
Sweeter than the angel’s music is His voice to me,
He is mine, I am His.
Where the lilies fair are blooming by the water calm,
There He leads me and upholds me by His strong right arm;
All the air is love around me, I can feel no harm,
He is mine, I am His.

Refrain

Lily of the valley, He is mine!
Lily of the valley I am His!
Sweeter than the angel’s music is His voice to me,
He is mine, I am His.

Let me sing of all His mercies, of His kindness true,
He is mine, I am His;
Fresh at morn, and in the evening comes a blessing new,
He is mine, I am His!
With the deepening shadows comes a whisper, Safely rest!
Sleep in peace, for I am near thee, naught shall thee molest;
I will linger till the morning, keeper, friend and guest,

He is mine, I am His.

Refrain

Tho’ He lead me thro’ the valley of the shade of death,
He is mine, I am His;
Should I fear, when oh, so tenderly He whispereth,
He is mine, I am His;
For the sunshine of His presence doth illume the night,
And He leads me thro’ the valley to the mountain height;
Out of bondage into freedom, into cloudless light,
He is mine, I am His.

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