Monday, August 28, 2006

The Lily Of The Valley

Lord willing, this week I would like to post poems and songs about the Valleys we go through in our Christian walk. Valleys are those times of trial and heartache, those tough or sorrowful times, those times where we seem to be surrounded by gloom and there seems to be no hope - until we look up to the Lord our God and remember the promises in His Word. In Song of Solomon 2:1, Jesus made this much loved statement: "I Am the Rose of Sharon, and the Lily of the Valleys." He is the Lily in all our valleys, He is always there beside us, and He has promised to bring us out of the valleys again in His perfect timing.

The Lily Of The Valley
(Words: Charles W. Fry; Music: William S. Hays)

I have found a friend in Jesus, He’s everything to me,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;
The Lily of the Valley, in Him alone I see
All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole.
In sorrow He’s my comfort, in trouble He’s my stay;
He tells me every care on Him to roll.

He’s the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.

He all my grief has taken, and all my sorrows borne;
In temptation He’s my strong and mighty tower;
I have all for Him forsaken, and all my idols torn
From my heart and now He keeps me by His power.
Though all the world forsake me, and Satan tempt me sore,
Through Jesus I shall safely reach the goal.

He will never, never leave me, nor yet forsake me here,
While I live by faith and do His blessed will;
A wall of fire about me, I’ve nothing now to fear,
From His manna He my hungry soul shall fill.
Then sweeping up to glory to see His blessed face,
Where the rivers of delight shall ever roll.

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