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661. Jesus, high in glory

1 Jesus, high in glory,
Lend a list'ning ear;
When we bow before thee,
Children's praises hear.

2 Though thou art so holy,
Heav'n's almighty King,
Thou wilt stoop to listen
When thy praise we sing.

3 We are little children,
Weak and apt to stray,
Saviour, guide and keep us
In the heav'nly way.

4 Save us, Lord, from sinning;
Watch us day by day;
Help us now to love thee;
Take our sins away.

5 Then, when thou shalt call us
To our heav'nly home,
We will gladly answer,
"Saviour, Lord, we come."


Text Information
First Line: Jesus, high in glory
Author: Harriet Burn McKeever (1847)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 6. 5. 6. 5.
Topic: Christ: Guide; Longing for Christ and God; Prayer
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Friedrich Silcher, 1789-1860
Arranger: Wilhelm Tschirsch, 1818-1892
Meter: 6. 5. 6. 5.
Key: E♭ Major

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