5012. O Jesus Christ, Our Lord Most Dear

[Substitute her for him if appropriate.]

1. O Jesus Christ, our Lord most dear,
As Thou wast once an Infant here
So give this child of Thine, we pray,
Thy grace and blessing day by day.

O holy Jesus, Lord divine,
We pray Thee guard this child of Thine.

2. As in Thy heav’nly kingdom, Lord,
Thy messengers obey Thy word,
Send forth the succor of Thy might
To shield this child both day and night. [Refrain]

3. And all his life, let angels keep
Him safe from harm, awake, asleep;
May he not bear the cross in vain,
But with Thy saints a crown attain. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O Jesus Christ, our Lord most dear
Title: O Jesus Christ, Our Lord Most Dear
German Title: Ach lieber Herre Jesu Christ
Author: Heinrich von Laufenburg (1429)
Translator (from German): Catherine Winkworth (1869, alt.)
Refrain First Line: O holy Jesus, Lord divine
Meter: 88.88.88
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: ADORO TE, Joseph Barnby, 1872
Tune Information
Name: ST. CATHERINE (Walton)
Composer: Henri F. Hemy (1864)
Arranger: James G. Walton
Meter: 88.88.88
Incipit: 32117 12671 17651
Key: F Major
Source: Crown of Jesus Music, by Henri F. Hemy (London: 1864)
Copyright: Public Domain

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