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Jane Eliza(beth) Leeson   1 comment

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Above:  Flag of England

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Jane Eliza(beth) Leeson (1808-1881) wrote devotional hymns for children.

Sources in the field of hymnology disagree about her name (Jane Eliza or Jane Elizabeth), her birth year (1807, 1808, or 1809) and her death year (1881 or 1882).  I follow the information which hymntime.com provides.

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Christ the Lord is Ris’n Today; Alleluia!

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/christ-the-lord-is-risen-today-alleluia/

Saviour, Teach Me, Day by Day:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/saviour-teach-me-day-by-day/

Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/loving-shepherd-of-thy-sheep/

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Posted October 3, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Sources L

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Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep   1 comment

Good Shepherd

Above:  The Good Shepherd

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Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), Presbyterian

Words (1842) by Jane Eliza(beth) Leeson (1808-1881)

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1.  Loving Shepherd of Thy sheep,

Keep me, Lord, in safety keep;

Nothing can Thy power withstand;

None can pluck me from Thy hand.

2.  Loving Shepherd, Thou didst give

Thine own life that I might live;

May I love Thee day by day,

Gladly Thy sweet will obey.

3.  Loving Shepherd, ever near,

Teach me still Thy voice to hear;

Suffer not my feet to stray

From the straight and narrow way.

4.  Where Thou leadest may I go,

Walking in Thy steps below;

Then, before Thy Father’s throne,

Jesus, claim me for Thine own.

Saviour, Teach Me, Day by Day   1 comment

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Above:  St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Snellville, Georgia, June 29, 2014

Image Source = Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), Presbyterian

Words (1842) by Jane Eliza(beth) Leeson (1808-1881)

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1.  Saviour, teach me, day by day,

Love’s sweet lesson to obey;

Sweeter lesson cannot be,

Loving Him who first loved me.

2.  With a child’s glad heart of love

At Thy bidding may I move,

Prompt to serve and follow Thee,

Loving Him who first loved me.

3.  Teach me thus Thy steps to trace,

Strong to follow in Thy grace,

Learning how to love from Thee,

Loving Him who first loved me.

4.  Love in loving finds employ,

In obedience all her joy;

Ever new that joy will be,

Loving Him who first loved me.

5.  Thus may I rejoice to show

That I feel the love I owe;

Singing, till Thy face I see,

Of His love who first loved me.

Christ the Lord is Risen Today; Alleluia!   3 comments

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Above:  St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dunwoody, Georgia, March 31, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Original Latin Words (circa 1100) by Anonymous

English Translation (1851) by Jane Eliza(beth) Leeson (1808-1881)

Hymn Source = The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America

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1.  Christ the Lord is ris’n today;

Alleluia!

Christians, haste your vows to pay;

Alleluia!

Offer ye your praises meet

Alleluia!

At the Paschal Victim’s feet.

Alleluia!

2.  For the sheep the Lamb hath bled,

Alleluia!

Sinless in the sinners’ stead.

Alleluia!

“Christ is ris’n,” today we cry;

Alleluia!

Now He lives no more to die.

Alleluia!

3.  Christ, the Victim undefiled,

Alleluia!

God and man hath reconciled

Alleluia!

While in strange and awefull strife

Alleluia!

Met together Death and Life.

Alleluia!

4.  Christians, on this happy day

Alleluia!

Haste with joy your vows to pay.

Alleluia!

“Christ is ris’n,” today we cry;

Alleluia!

Now He lives no more to die.

Alleluia!

5.  Christ, who once for sinners bled,

Alleluia!

Now the First-born from the dead,

Alleluia!

Throned in endless might and power,

Alleluia!

Lives and reigns forevermore.

Alleluia.

6.  Hail, eternal Hope on high!

Alleluia!

Hail, Thou King of victory!

Alleluia!

Hail, Thou Prince of Life adored!

Alleluia!

Help and save us, gracious Lord.

Alleluia!