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3366. Jesus, Meek and Gentle

1. Jesus, meek and gentle,
Son of God most high,
Gracious, loving Savior,
Hear Thy children’s cry.

2. Pardon our offenses,
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 our earthly darkness
To the heavenly day.

5. Jesus, meek and gentle,
Son of God most high,
Gracious, loving Savior,
Hear Thy children’s cry.
Hear Thy children’s cry.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, meek and gentle
Title: Jesus, Meek and Gentle
Author: George R. Prynne (1856, alt.)
Meter: 65.65
Source: First published in his Hymnal Suited for the Services of the Church
Language: English
Notes: Prynne wrote: 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 specifically 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." Alternate tune: MOORE, Karl P. Harrington, 1905
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: William Henry Monk (1861)
Meter: 65.65
Incipit: 32432 12546 54365
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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