Oh Child Do Not Despair

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1 Oh child do not despair
It's hard to see from there
So let us lift you way up high
So you can see the sky

2 And on our shoulders stand
To survey all the land
Then looking far and looking free
Please tell us what you see

3 May children ev'rywhere
Not ever know despair
May all find shoulders to the sky
And all be lifted high.

Source: Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #70

Author: Secretary Michael

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Text Information

First Line: Oh child do not despair
Title: Oh Child Do Not Despair
Author: Secretary Michael
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Notes: (traditional hymn: "O Bless the Lord, My Soul")
Copyright: Public Domain


ST. THOMAS (Williams)

ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…

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Secular Hymnal #70

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