Scripture Verse

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up. James 4:10

Introduction

Words: Mar­tha E. Shel­ly, 1844. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Mar­tha Jack­son, her maid­en name.

Music: Hamp­shire Al­fred T. Schauff­ler, Ho­san­na for the Sun­day School (New York: Cen­tu­ry Com­pa­ny, 1898), num­ber 7 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Shel­ly or Schauff­ler (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Lord, a little band and lowly,
We are come to worship Thee:
Thou art great and high and holy,
Meek and humble let us be.

Fill our hearts with thoughts of Jesus,
And of Heav’n where He is gone;
And let nothing ever please us
He would grieve to look upon.

For we know the Lord of glory
Always sees what children do,
And is writing now the story
Of our thoughts, and actions, too.

Let our sins be all forgiven;
Make us fear whate’er is wrong;
Let us on our way to Heaven,
There to sing a nobler song.