Jesus, high in glory

Jesus, high in glory. Harriet Burn McKeever* (1807-1886 or 1887).  In JJ, p. 1574, this hymn is noted as from the Methodist Episcopal Church’s Sunday School Harmonist (1847), without an author’s name. McKeever was identified as the author when it appeared in her Twilight Musings: and Other Poems (Philadelphia, 1857) (JJ, p. 1667). It became very popular in the USA and Canada, appearing in many hymnals, mainly those for Sunday schools and young people. It crossed the Atlantic to appear in the Scottish Hymnal (1870, 1885), followed by Church Hymns (1871, Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874). It then appeared in the Presbyterian Hymnal (1877), and the Free Church Hymn Book (1882), continuing in the...

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