Jesus, Holy, Undefiled

Jesus, Holy, Undefiled

Author: Emily M. C. Shapcote
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1 Jesus, holy, undefiled,
Listen to a little child;
Thou hast sent the glorious light,
Chasing far the silent night.

2 Thou hast sent the sun to shine
O'er this glorious world of Thine;
Warmth to give and pleasant glow
On each tender flower below.

3 Now the little birds arise,
Chirping gaily in the skies;
Thee their tiny voices praise
In the early songs they raise.

4 Thou, by whom the birds are fed,
Give to me my daily bread;
And Thy Holy Spirit give,
Without whom I cannot live.

5 Make me, Lord, obedient, mild,
As becomes a little child;
All day long, in every way,
Teach me what to do and say.

6 Help me never to forget
That in Thy great Book is set
All that children think and say,
For the awful Judgment Day.

7 Let me never say a word
That will make Thee angry, Lord,
Help me so to live in love,
As Thine angels do above.

8 Make me, Lord, in work and play,
Thine more truly every day;
And when Thou at last shall come,
Take me to Thy heavenly home.

Source: Sunday School Book: containing liturgy and hymns for the Sunday School (Rev. and Enl. Ed.) #133

Author: Emily M. C. Shapcote

Shapcote, Emily Mary, née Steward (p. 1589, ii., as Mrs. Shepcote), was b. at Liverpool in 1828, and m. in 1856 the Rev. E. G. Shapcote (1852, curate of Odiham, Hants, later Missionary in S. Africa under the S.P.G.). In 1866 she was received into the Church of Rome, and her husband two years later. She now (1906) resides at Torquay. The Hymns for Infant Children (p. 1589) were pub. by Masters in 1852 (not 1840), those marked E being by Mrs. Shapcote, those marked A by her aunt, Mary Steward, those marked C by her sister, Eleanor Steward. Her more recent hymns appeared principally in her Eucharistic Hours, 1886. Those in common use include:— 1. Heavenly Father, from Thy throne. [Litany.] In 1852 as above, No. 20, the second St. begin… Go to person page >

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