Blessed Jesus, High in Glory

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1 Blessed Jesus, high in glory,
Seen of saints and angels fair,
Children's voices now adore Thee;
Listen to Thy children's prayer.

2 Gentle Jesus, Thou dost love us;
Thou hast died upon the Tree,
And Thou reignest now above us,
That we too may reign with Thee.

3 Give us grace to trust Thee wholly;
Give us each a childlike heart;
Make us meek and pure and holy,
Fit to see Thee as Thou art.

4 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Bless us all our life below,
Till we each that Heaven inherit
Which the childlike only know.

Source: The Children's Hymnbook #172

Author: John Macleod

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Text Information

First Line: Blessed Jesus, high in glory
Title: Blessed Jesus, High in Glory
Author: John Macleod
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Blessed Jesus, high in glory. [Evening]. Appeared in the Scottish Hymnal, 1884; and the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, and in each case as Anon.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)




STUTTGART was included in Psalmodia Sacra (1715), one of the most significant hymnals of the early sixteenth century [sic: eighteenth century]. Christian F. Witt (b. Altenburg, Germany, e. 1660; d. Altenburg, 1716) was an editor and compiler of that collection; about 100 (of the 774) tunes in that c…

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Hymns of the Church #528


The Children's Hymnbook #172

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The Church Hymnary #607

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