341. Jesu, all holy

1 Jesu, all holy,
gentle and lowly,
snow-white lily of the vale;
thou art our Master,
Monarch and Pastor,
Priest, Interceder,
Prophet and Leader,
Refuge, Defender,
loving and strong:
Sovran supernal,
Son of th'Eternal,
born of Mary-maiden, hail!
Fountain of gladness,
solace in sadness,
more than a brother,
father or mother,
to thee we render tribute of song.

2 Jesu, we bless thee,
worship, confess thee;
shepherd of the sheep thou art:
shelter, protect us,
tend and direct us,
strong of arm and kind of heart:
shadow and moonlight
turn into moonlight;
soften the scorner,
comfort the mourner,
rule our behavior, order our way:
bide with us, giving
grace to the living,
shrift to the dying
freely supplying,
be thou our Savior ever and aye.

Text Information
First Line: Jesu, all holy
Title: Jesu, all holy
Author: George Ratcliffe Woodward, 1848-1934
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: 557 D 55559 D
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Hope and Consolation
Language: English
Notes: Now Public Domain
Copyright: © Copyright Control
Tune Information
Name: A LIETA VITA (IN DIR IST FREUDE)
Composer: Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi, da Caravaggio (1591)
Meter: 557 D 55559 D
Key: F Major



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