Gentle Jesus, meek and mild, Look upon a little childAuthor: Charles Wesley
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1 Gentle Jesus, meek and mild,
Look upon a little child;
Pity my simplicity,
Suffer me to come to Thee.
2 Lamb of God, I look to Thee;
Thou shalt my example be:
Thou art gentle, meek and mild;
Thou wast once a little child.
3 Fain I would be as Thou art;
Give me Thine obedient heart:
Thou art pitiful and kind;
Let me have Thy loving mind.
4 Loving Jesus, gentle Lamb,
In Thy gracious hands I am;
Make me, Saviour, what Thou art,
Live Thyself within my heart.
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Gentle Jesus, meek and mild. C. Wesley. [A Child's Prayer.] First published in Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1742; and again in Hymns for Children, 1763, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. Following it is another hymn, marked pt. ii, and beginning, "Lamb of God, I look to Thee," also in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, thus accounting for the statement sometimes made that the original is in 14 stanzas. Centos from both parts are found in most collections for children in English-speaking countries, and are exceedingly popular with the young. The construction of each cento may be traced by a reference to the original text in Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. vi. p. 441, No. 336. "Lamb of God," &c, in the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1879, is entirely from pt. ii., whilst "Gentle Jesus, meek and mild," is compiled from both.
Other arrangements are:—
(1) “Loving Jesus, gentle Lamb," in the American Methodist Episcopal Hymns, 1849; and (2) "Holy Jesus, Saviour mild," in the Bonchurch Hymn Book, 1868.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns from the Four Winds: A Collection of Asian American Hymns #97||Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild||Gentle Jesus, meek and mild||SINIM||Charles Wesley||2 Corinthians 8:9||1983||Children | ; God | Grace of God; Responses to God | Prayer; Jesus Christ | Life and Presence; The Christian Life | Confession, Mercy, Forgiveness; The Christian Life | Guidance; The Christian Life | Liberation and Justice|
|Rejoice Hymns #695||Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild||Gentle Jesus, meek and mild||GENTLE JESUS||Charles Wesley, 1707-1788||126.96.36.199.||Matthew 11:29||2011||Children's Songs | ; Jesus | Friend|
|Small Church Music #434||Innocents||Gentle Jesus, meek and mild||INNOCENTS||Charles Wesley||188.8.131.52|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1726||Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild||Gentle Jesus, meek and mild||GENTLE JESUS||Charles Wesley||77.77||<cite>Hymns and Sacred Poems</cite>, 1742|