Scripture Verse

Bow down Thine ear to me. Psalm 31:2


Words: Har­ri­et B. Mc­Kee­ver, in the Am­eri­can Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Sun­day School Har­mo­nist, 1847.

Music: North Coates Ti­mo­thy R. Mat­thews, Con­gre­ga­tion­al Me­lo­dies 1862 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mc­Kee­ver (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Timothy R. Matthews (1826–1910)


Jesus, high in glo­ry,
Lend a list­en­ing ear;
When we bow be­fore Thee,
Children’s prais­es hear.

Though Thou art so ho­ly,
Heav’n’s al­migh­ty king,
Thou wilt stoop to list­en
When Thy praise we sing.

We are lit­tle child­ren,
Weak and apt to stray;
Savior, guide and keep us
In the heav’n­ly way.

Save us, Lord, from sin­ning;
Watch us day by day;
Help us now to love Thee;
Take our sins away.

Strengthen us for du­ty,
While on earth we live;
May we to Thy ser­vice
Our best ta­lents give.

Then when Je­sus calls us
To our heav’n­ly home,
We will glad­ly an­swer,
Sav­ior, Lord, we come.