Jesus, meek and gentleAuthor: George Rundle Prynne (1865)
Published in 198 hymnals
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1 Jesus, meek and gentle,
Son of God, Most High,
Pitying, loving Saviour,
Hear Thy children's cry.
2 Pardon our offences,
Loose our captive chains,
Break down every idol
Which our soul detains.
3 Give us holy freedom,
Fill our hearts with love,
Draw us, Holy Jesus,
To the realms above.
4 Lead us on our journey,
Be Thyself the Way
Through terrestrial darkness
To celestial day.
Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #567
Jesu, meek and gentle. G. R. Prynne. [A Child’s Prayer.] Written in 1856, and published in the author's Hymn Suited for the Services of the Church, &c, 1858, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. In 1861 it was given in Hymns Ancient & Modern and subsequently in most collections published in Great Britain and America. The author has also republished it in his work The Soldier's Dying Visions, and Other Poems, 1881, and has added the following note:—
"This little hymn has found its way into most English hymn-books. It is commonly thought to have been written for children, and on this supposition I have been asked to simplify the fourth verse. The hymn was not, however, written specially for children. Where it is used in collections of hymns for children, it might be well to alter the last two lines in the fourth verse thus:—
”Through earth's passing darkness,
To heaven's endless day."
Usually the original text is given as in Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1875.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #2854||St. Constantine||Jesus, meek and gentle||ST. CONSTANTINE||George Rundle Prynne||188.8.131.52|
|Small Church Music #5712||Belsize||Jesu, meek and gentle||BELSIZE||George Rundle Prynne||184.108.40.206|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3366||Jesus, Meek and Gentle||Jesus, meek and gentle||ST. CONSTANTINE||George R. Prynne||65.65||First published in his <cite>Hymnal Suited for the Services of the Church</cite>|