Bow down Thine ear to me.@Psalm 31:2

Harriet B. McKeever, in the American Methodist Episcopal S. S. Harmonist, 1847.

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

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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.