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 #28

Author: William Walsham How

William W. How (b. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1823; d. Leenane, County Mayo, Ireland, 1897) studied at Wadham College, Oxford, and Durham University and was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. He served various congregations and became Suffragan Bishop in east London in 1879 and Bishop of Wakefield in 1888. Called both the "poor man's bishop" and "the children's bishop," How was known for his work among the destitute in the London slums and among the factory workers in west Yorkshire. He wrote a number of theological works about controversies surrounding the Oxford Movement and attempted to reconcile biblical creation with the theory of evolution. He was joint editor of Psalms and Hymns (1854) and Church Hymns (1871). While rec… Go to person page >

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



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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