Far above in highest heaven

Far above in highest heaven

Author: W. H. Scott
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Far above in highest Heaven,
Jesus reigns, our Lord and King;
He His life for us has given;
He did life eternal bring.
Sing then, children, sing with gladness;
Loud let grateful anthems ring!
Jesus is the children’s Saviour,
Jesus is the children’s King.

2 Once on earth the children praised Him,
And hosanna was their cry;
Now that God to Heaven has raised Him,
Loud they praise Him in the sky.
Shout then children, shout your praises;
Loud let grateful anthems ring!
Jesus is the children’s Saviour,
Jesus is the children’s King.

3 Come then early, come to Jesus
As the children did of old:
He from sin and sorrow frees us;
Never will His love grow cold.
Daily let us learn to love Him;
Daily let us join to sing
Praises to our Lord and Saviour,
Praises to the children’s King.


Source: The Children's Hymnbook #132

Author: W. H. Scott

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Text Information

First Line: Far above in highest heaven
Author: W. H. Scott
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

CHILDREN'S KING


REX GLORIAE (Smart)

Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REX GLORIAE for this text; the hymn was published in the 1868 Appendix to Hymns Ancient and Modern. Stanley L. Osborne (PHH 395) suggests that Smart initially intended REX GLORIAE as a tune for children. Derived from the topic of Wordsworth's text, the tune's name m…

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Timeline

Instances

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Elmhurst Hymnal #306

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Gloria #45

Hymns of the Centuries #d56

Melody for the Sunday School #d20

Text

The Children's Hymnbook #132

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