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 #38a

Author: Richard Frederick Littledale

Richard Frederick Littledale (b. Dublin, 1833; d. London, 1890) entered Trinity College, Dublin, as a foundation scholar, graduated with a bachelors degree in classics, a Masters of Divinity in 1858, then a Bachelors and Doctorate in Civil Law at Oxford in 1862. From 1856 to 1857 he was the curate of St. Matthew in Thorpe Hamlet, Norfolk, and from 1857 to 1861 was the curate of St. Mary the Virgin, in Soho, London. For the remainder of his life he suffered from chronic illness and spent most of his time writing. He authored many books and pamphlets on Anglican liturgy, theology, and the church’s engagement with society, and completed his good friend John Mason Neale’s work on the psalms after Neale died in 1866. Laura de Jong… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I worship thee, Lord Jesus
Title: I Worship Thee, Lord Jesus
Author: Richard Frederick Littledale
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Melchior Vulpius (PHH 397) composed this short chorale tune, published as a setting for the anonymous funeral hymn "Christus, der ist mein 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 two…

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