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 blessèd 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 blessèd face,
Where the rivers of delight shall ever roll.
Charles W. Fry wrote this gospel song in 1881 while working for the Salvation Army. This song has always been a favorite of mine.
It is doubtful that Christ is spoken about in the Song of Solomon, but that is how Mr. Fry took the verse to mean. It is a great and rousing song regardless.
I have some wonderful pictures of lilies that show off this flower’s brilliance for my posts during Sept. and Oct. I will do a daily Psalm for Sept. and use Proverbs again for Oct. Whatever the year, the verses and pictures may be followed for daily inspiration.