I worship thee, Lord Jesus

Representative Text

1. I worship Thee, Lord Jesus,
As children did of old,
Who sang within Thy temple
Hosannas manifold.

2. I worship Thee, Lord Jesus,
Once slain upon the Tree,
Now pleading on Thy mercy,
Thy sacrifice for me.

3. I worship Thee, Lord Jesus,
My King and Saviour mild.
Thou hast blest other children;
Bless also me, Thy child.

Source: The Children's Hymnbook #28

Author: Richard Frederick Littledale

Littledale, Richard Frederick, LL.D., D.C.L., son of John Richard Littledale, merchant, was born at Dublin on the 14th of Sept, 1833, and was educated at Bective House Seminary, and Trinity College, Dublin. His University course was distinguished. In 1852 he became a University Scholar; in 1854 he was first class in Classics and gold medallist; in 1856 he won the Berkeley gold medal (for Greek), and other honours. He graduated B.A., 1855, M.A., 1858, LL.D., 1862, and D.C.L. at Oxford, 1862. Taking Holy Orders in 1856, he was Curate of St. Matthew's, in Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, from 1856 to 1857, and of St. Mary the Virgin, Soho, London, from 1857 to 1861. Through ill-health he retired from parochial work in 1861, and devoted himself to liter… Go to person page >

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First Line: I worship thee, Lord Jesus
Author: Richard Frederick Littledale



Melchior Vulpius (PHH 397) composed this short chorale tune, published as a setting for the anonymous funeral hymn "Christus, der ist me in Leben" ("For Me to Live Is Jesus") in Vulpius's Ein Schön Geistlich Gesangbuch (1609). Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) based his Cantata 95 on this tune and provided tw…

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Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Hymns and Songs for Church Schools #d81

Hymns for Children and Grownups to Use Together #d64

Junior Choir Anthems #d7


The Children's Hymnbook #28

The Church School Hymnal #d33

The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940 #252

We Celebrate with Song #d83

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