Though lowly here our lot may be (Samuel Sebastian Wesley)

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  • (Posted 2009-12-26)  CPDL #20678:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2009-12-26).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 34 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 18/2/21.

General Information

Title: Though lowly here our lot may be
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Tune: Bude
Lyricist: William Gaskell (1805-84)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard or a cappella

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1. Though lowly here our lot may be,
 High work have we to do;
 In faith and trust to follow him
 Whose lot was lowly too.

2. Our days of darkness we may bear,
 Strong in our Father's love;
 We lean on his almighty arm,
 And fix our hopes above.

3. Our lives enriched with gentle thoughts
 And loving deeds may be,
 As streams that still the nobler grow,
 The nearer to the sea.

4. To duty firm, to conscience true,
 However tried and pressed,
 In God's clear sight high work to do,
 If we but do our best.

5. Thus may we make the lowliest lot
 With rays of glory bright;
 Thus may we turn a crown of thorns
 Into a crown of light.