Humble praises, holy JesusAuthor: Anonymous
Tune: VESPER HYMN (Bortnianski or Stevenson)
Published in 70 hymnals
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Sometimes labeled as a "composite," this anonymous text was published in the Augustana Lutheran Hymnal (1925) and in Henry J. Kuiper’s New Christian Hymnal (1929). It was introduced to many Christian school children in Let Youth Praise Him (1949) and was included in the 1959 Psalter Hymnal. In 1985, Psalter Hymnal editor Emily R. Brink (PHH 158) revised the text for the 1987 edition.
All stanzas use the biblical imagery of the shepherd (Jesus) and his lambs (children) in a petition for guidance and protection. The refrain adds its "alleluia to our King" as evidence of the "humble praises." The entire text is an effective prayer of petition and praise.
Many occasions of worship; though it works well with younger children, suitable for all God's children, regardless of age.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook
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|Meter||First Line||Instances (1)||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|22.214.171.124 with refrain||Humble praises, holy Jesus||Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #484||Humble Praises, Holy Jesus||Alleluia, alleluia||Emily R. Brink; Anonymous||John A. Stevenson||VESPER HYMN||D Major||English||1987|