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They Leave Their Place on High

They leave their place on high

Author: John M. Neale
Tune: SUSANNA
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

1 They leave their place on high,
They leave their place on high,
They leave the everlasting hymn
Where cherubim and seraphim
All ceaselessly do cry,
All ceaselessly do cry.

2 They come to us by day,
They come to us by day,
While, great and small, through joy and woe,
Along our earthly course we go,
To guard us on our way,
To guard us on our way.

3 They slumber not nor sleep,
They slumber not nor sleep,
Whom you have sent, O God of light,
Around your own the livelong night
Their watch and ward to keep,
Their watch and ward to keep.

4 All glory be to you,
All glory be to you,
For those who at your bidding go
To guard and keep us here below,
Most holy Trinity,
Most holy Trinity.

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #197

Author: John M. Neale

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: They leave their place on high
Title: They Leave Their Place on High
Author: John M. Neale
Meter: 6.6.8.8.6.6



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