740. Lord a Little Band and Lowly

1 Lord, a little band, and lowly,
We are come to sing to Thee;
Thou art great, and high, and holy—
Oh, how solemn we should be!

Far away, in the realms of beauty,
Farther on, to the golden shore,
Pressing on, in the line of duty,
We shall meet to part no more.

2 Fill our hearts with tho'ts of Jesus,
And of heav'n where He has gone;
And let nothing ever please us
He would grieve to look upon. [Refrain]

3 For we know the Lord of glory
Always sees what children do,
And is writing now the story
Of our thoughts and actions, too. [Refrain]

4 Let our sins be all forgiven;
Make us fear whate'er is wrong;
Let us on our way to heaven,
There to sing a nobler song. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Lord, a little band, and lowly
Title: Lord a Little Band and Lowly
Author: Martha Evans Shelly
Refrain First Line: Far away, in the realms of beauty
Meter: with Ref.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1972
Topic: Book Three: Children's Hymns and Songs
Notes: Those that seek Me early shall find Me. Prov. 8:17.
Tune Information
Arranger: J. Henry Showalter, 1864-1947
Meter: with Ref.
Incipit: 32156 11512 31221
Key: G Major
Notes: M.M. 56

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