A HYMN FOR TODAY
Jesus, good above all other,
Gentle child of gentle mother,
In a stable born our brother,
Give us grace to persevere.
Jesus, cradled in a manger,
For us facing every danger,
Living as a homeless stranger,
We make You our king most dear.
Jesus, for Your people dying,
Risen Master, death defying,
Lord in heaven, grace supplying,
By Your altar, keep us near.
Jesus, who, our sorrows bearing,
All our thoughts and hopes are sharing,
Unto man the truth declaring,
Help us all Your truth to hear.
Lord, in all our doings guide us;
Let not pride and hate divide us;
We go on with You beside us,
And with joy will persevere!
18.104.22.168 – Percy Dearmer, 1906
Tune: Quem Pastores Laudavere – German Folk Melody, 1350
arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
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