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Jesus High in Glory

Jesus, high in glory, lend a listening ear

Author: Harriet B. McKeever
Published in 185 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Jesus, high in glory,
lend a listening ear;
when we bow before thee,
children's praises hear.

2 Though Thou art so holy,
heaven's almighty King,
thou wilt stoop to listen
when thy praise we sing.

3 We are little children,
weak and apt to stray;
Saviour, guide and keep us
in the heavenly way.

4 Save us, Lord, from sinning;
watch us day by day;
help us now to love thee;
take our sins away.

5 Then, when thou shalt call us
to our heavenly home,
we will gladly answer:
Saviour, Lord, we come!

Source: CPWI Hymnal #655

Author: Harriet B. McKeever

McKeever, Harriet Burn, b. at Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 28, 1807, and d. at Chester, in the same State, Feb. 7, 1887. She was engaged in educational work in Philadelphia for many years, and was associated with St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in that city. Her hymns, written in some instances for use in St. Andrew's, were collected and published as Twilight Musings, in 1857. From this volume we find that "Jesus, high in glory," p. 1574, ii., was written by Miss McKeever. [Rev. John Brownlie] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, high in glory, lend a listening ear
Title: Jesus High in Glory
Author: Harriet B. McKeever
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Jesus, high in glory. [Children's Praises.] This popular hymn for Children has been traced to the American Methodist Episcopal Church em>Sunday School Harmonist, 1847.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Church Family Worship #214

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CPWI Hymnal #655


The Cyber Hymnal #3322

Include 182 pre-1979 instances
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