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 sorrow bearest,
all our thoughts and hopes thou sharest,
thou to us thy truth declarest;
help us all thy truth to bear.
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.
|First Line:||Jesus, good above all other|
|Title:||Jesus, Good Above All Other|
|Author:||Percy Dearmer (1906)|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: Guide and Leader; Jesus Christ: Life and Ministry|
|Source:||Arranged from a 14th-century German carol|