Come, praise your Lord and Savior

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1. Come, praise your Lord and Saviour
In songs of holy mirth!
Give thanks to Him, O children,
Who lived a child on earth!
He loved the little children
And called them to His side;
His loving arms embraced them,
And for their sakes He died.

2. O Jesus, we would praise Thee
With songs of holy joy;
For Thou on earth didst sojourn,
A pure and spotless boy.
Make us like Thee, obedient,
Like Thee in God's own temple,
In lowly home, like Thee.

3. O Jesus, we too praise Thee,
The lowly maiden's Son;
In Thee all gentlest graces
Are gathered into one.
Oh, give that best adornment
That Christian maid can wear,
The meek and quiet spirit,
Which shone in Thee so fair!

4. O Lord, with voices blended
We sing our songs of praise;
Be Thou the light and pattern
Of all our childhood days.
And lead us ever onward,
That while we stay below,
We may, like Thee, O Jesus,
In grace and wisdom grow.

Source: The Children's Hymnbook #20

Author: William Walsham How

How, William Walsham, D.D., son of William Wybergh How, Solicitor, Shrewsbury, was born Dec. 13, 1823, at Shrewsbury, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Wadham College, Oxford (B.A. 1845). Taking Holy Orders in 1846, he became successively Curate of St. George's, Kidderminster, 1846; and of Holy Cross, Shrewsbury, 1848. In 1851 he was preferred to the Rectory of Whittington, Diocese of St. Asaph, becoming Rural Dean in 1853, and Hon. Canon of the Cathedral in 1860. In 1879 he was appointed Rector of St. Andrew's Undershaft, London, and was consecrated Suffragan Bishop for East London, under the title of the Bishop of Bedford, and in 1888 Bishop of Wakefield. Bishop How is the author of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Commen… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, praise your Lord and Savior
Author: William Walsham How
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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ELLACOMBE

Published in a chapel hymnal for the Duke of W├╝rtemberg (Gesangbuch der Herzogl, 1784), ELLACOMBE (the name of a village in Devonshire, England) was first set to the words "Ave Maria, klarer und lichter Morgenstern." During the first half of the nineteenth century various German hymnals altered the…

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