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196. We Need Not Climb the Heavenly Steeps

1 We may not climb the heav'nly steeps
To bring the Lord Christ down;
In vain we search the lowest deeps,
For Him no depths can drown.

2 The healing of the seamless dress
Is by our beds of pain;
We touch Him in life’s throng and press,
And we are whole again.

3 Through Him the first fond prayers are said
Our lips of childhood frame;
The last low whispers of our dead
Are burdened with His Name.

4 O Lord and Master of us all,
Whate’er our name or sign,
We own Thy sway, we hear Thy call,
We test our lives by Thine!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: We need not climb the heav'nly steeps
Title: We Need Not Climb the Heavenly Steeps
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier, (1802-1892)
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1937
Scripture: ;
Topic: Church Year: Trinity Season; Trinity, Twenty-fourth Sunday; Christ: Presence of (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: SERENITY
Composer: William Vincent Wallace (1856)
Meter: C. M.
Key: E♭ Major



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