348. Jesus, good above all other

1 Jesus, good above all other,
gentle child of gentle mother,
in a stable born our brother,
give us grace to persevere.

2 Jesus, cradled in a manger,
for us facing every danger,
living as a homeless stranger,
You we make our King most dear.

3 Jesus, for Your people dying,
risen Master, death defying,
Lord in heaven, Your grace supplying,
keep us to Your presence near.

4 Jesus, all our sorrows bearing,
all our thoughts and hopes still sharing,
to Your people truth declaring;
help us all Your truth to hear.

5 Lord, in all our doings guide us;
pride and hate shall ne'er divide us;
we'll go on with You beside us,
and with joy we'll persevere!

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, good above all other
Author: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866
Author: Percy Dearmer, 1867-1936
Meter: 88 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2004
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Life and Ministry
Source: English Hymnal, 1906
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Adapter: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 88 87
Key: F Major
Source: German 15th-century melody; Adapt.: English Hymnal, 1906
Copyright: Adapt. by permission of Oxford University Press

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