Jesus, Good Above All Other

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1 Jesus, good above all other,
gentle child of gentle mother,
in a stable born our brother,
give us grace to persevere.

2 Jesus, cradled in a manger,
for us facing every danger,
living as a homeless stranger,
make we thee our King most dear.

3 Jesus, for thy people dying,
risen Master, death defying,
Lord in heaven, thy grace supplying,
keep us to thy presence near.

4 Jesus, who our sorrows bearest,
all our thoughts and hopes thou sharest,
thou to us the truth declarest;
help us all thy truth to hear.

5 Lord, in all our doings guide us;
pride and hate shall ne'er divide us;
we'll go on with thee beside us,
and with joy we'll persevere.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #692

Author: Percy Dearmer

Dearmer, Percy, M.A., son of Thomas Dearmer, was born in London, Feb. 27, 1867, and educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford (B.A. 1890, M.A. 1896). He was ordained D. 1891, P. 1892, and has been since 1901 Vicar of S. Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, London. He has been Secretary of the London Branch of the Christian Social Union since 1891, and is the author of The Parson's Handbook, 1st edition, 1899, and other works. He was one of the compilers of the English Hymnal, 1906, acting as Secretary and Editor, and contributed to it ten translations (38, 95, 150, 160, 165, 180, 215, 237, 352, 628) and portions of two others (242, 329), with the following originals:— 1. A brighter dawn is breaking. Easter. Suggested by… Go to person page >



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Instances (1 - 18 of 18)

Ancient and Modern #692

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #383

Church Family Worship #195

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #585

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Common Praise #487


Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #350

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CPWI Hymnal #656

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #378

Hymns and Psalms #732


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #96

Hymns of the Saints #259

Hymns Old and New #269


Rejoice in the Lord #352

The Book of Praise #362


The Cyber Hymnal #3264


The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #348

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The New English Hymnal #387


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #97

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