Scripture Verse

My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies. Song of Solomon 2:16

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

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

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

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,
Nnaught 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.

Refrain