Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up. James 4:10
Words: Martha E. Shelly, 1844. Some hymnals give the author as Martha Jackson, her maiden name.
If you know where to get a good photo of Shelly or Schauffler (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
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.