Jesus, Holy, Undefiled

Jesus, Holy, undefiled, Listen to a little child

Author: Emily M. C. Shapcote
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1 Jesus, holy, undefiled,
Listen to a little child;
Thou hast sent the glorious light,
Chasing far the silent night.

2 Thou hast sent the sun to shine
O'er this glorious world of Thine,
Warmth to give, and pleasant glow,
On each tender flower below.

3 Now the little birds arise,
Chirping gaily in the skies;
Thee their tiny voices praise
In the early songs they raise.

4 Thou by Whom the birds are fed,
Give to me my daily bread;
And Thy Holy Spirit give,
Without Whom I cannot live.

5 Make me, Lord, obedient, mild,
As becomes a little child;
All day long, in every way,
Teach me what to do and say.

6 Make me, Lord, in work and play,
Thine more truly every day;
And, when Thou at last shalt come,
Take me to Thy heavenly home.

Source: The Church Hymnal: containing hymns approved and set forth by the general conventions of 1892 and 1916; together with hymns for the use of guilds and brotherhoods, and for special occasions (Rev. ed) #620

Author: Emily M. C. Shapcote

Shapcote, Emily Mary, née Steward (p. 1589, ii., as Mrs. Shepcote), was b. at Liverpool in 1828, and m. in 1856 the Rev. E. G. Shapcote (1852, curate of Odiham, Hants, later Missionary in S. Africa under the S.P.G.). In 1866 she was received into the Church of Rome, and her husband two years later. She now (1906) resides at Torquay. The Hymns for Infant Children (p. 1589) were pub. by Masters in 1852 (not 1840), those marked E being by Mrs. Shapcote, those marked A by her aunt, Mary Steward, those marked C by her sister, Eleanor Steward. Her more recent hymns appeared principally in her Eucharistic Hours, 1886. Those in common use include:— 1. Heavenly Father, from Thy throne. [Litany.] In 1852 as above, No. 20, the second St. begin… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, Holy, undefiled, Listen to a little child
Title: Jesus, Holy, Undefiled
Author: Emily M. C. Shapcote
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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