1875 WILLIAM KENNEDY MOORE. Unpublished Scottish Hymn by Important Scottish Author.

1875 WILLIAM KENNEDY MOORE. Unpublished Scottish Hymn by Important Scottish Author.

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Very attractively preserved original composition by prominent Scottish hymnist, William Kennedy Moore. The hymn is manuscript in his hand, composed on a beautifully lithographed album sheet.

William Kennedy Moore was a prominent divine early in the days of the Free Church of Scotland. He authored Craigrowan: A Story of the Disruption of 1843Martyr-Songs and Other PiecesThe Holy Supper: A Manual, Proverbial Sayings of Our LordLife's Everlasting Victory, etc. 

In Full:

"The Rose of Sharon

Fragrance breathing flowers in Eden
Balmed the happy air
Yet I mourn not all have perished 
Though they blossomed fair.

Sweeter, lovelier far the blossom
Which divinely blows
In this wild and thorny desert
Sharon's matchless rose

In the calm eternal Eden
Shone its beauties bright
Like a lily, pure and stainless
Bathed in shadeless light

Dearer now begemmed with dewdrops
Tears for human woes
Stained with Calvary's ruby touches
Sharon's crimsoned rose.

W. Kennedy Moore. 
7 May 1875"

Tw other period signatures, neatly tucked in the lower margin.