350. Jesus, good above all other

1 Jesus, good above all other,
gentle child of gentle mother,
in a stable born our brother,
give us grace to persevere.

2 Jesus, cradled in a manger,
for us facing ev'ry danger,
living as a homeless stranger,
make we thee our King most dear.

3 Jesus, for thy people dying,
risen Master, death defying,
Lord in heav'n, thy grace supplying,
keep us to thy presence near.

4 Jesus, who our sorrows bearest,
all our thoughts and hopes thou sharest,
thou to us the truth declarest;
help us all thy truth to hear.

5 Lord, in all our doings guide us;
pride and hate shall ne'er divide us;
we'll go on with thee beside us,
and with joy we'll persevere.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, good above all other
Title: Jesus, good above all other
Alterer: Percy Dearmer, 1867-1936
Author: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866
Meter: 88 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture:
Topic: Evangelism; Faith, Trust and Commitment; Grace and Providence (1 more...)
Copyright: © Oxford University Press. Used by permission from the "English Hymnal"
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: QUEM PASTORES
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 88 87
Key: F Major
Source: German Carol melody (14th century)
Copyright: © Oxford University Press. Used by permission from the "English Hymnal"
Notes: A lower setting will be found at No. 168



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