Jesus, we love to meet
Jesus, we love to meet. Elizabeth Parson* (1812-1873)
This hymn exists in several forms. It was written in the ‘Thou’ and ‘Thee’ form: ‘Jesus, we love to meet/ On this, Thy holy day’. It has been modernized in some books to the ‘you’ form, ‘On this, your holy day’, as in the Psalter Hymnal (1987). It had three stanzas, and appeared in many books in the USA.
A version is found in Methodist US hymnals (MH66, UMH). This is by the Nigerian musician and writer Olajida Olude*, translated by Biodun Adebesin (b. 1928), and versified by Austin C. Lovelace* in a setting by Carlton R. Young*. For a commentary on the words and music of this hymn, see the entry on Olude.
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