590. Gentle Jesus, meek and mild

1 Gentle Jesus, meek and mild,
Look upon a little child;
Pity my simplicity,
Suffer me to come to Thee.

2 Fain I would to Thee be brought;
Gracious Lord, forbid it not;
In the kingdom of Thy grace
Give a little child a place.

3 Put Thy hands upon my head;
Let me in Thy arms be stayed;
Let me lean upon Thy breast;
Lull me, lull me, Lord, to rest.

4 Hold me fast in Thine embrace,
Let me see Thy smiling face;
Give me, Lord, Thy blessing, give;
Pray for me, and I shall live.

Text Information
First Line: Gentle Jesus, meek and mild
Author: C. Wesley, 1707-1788
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: For the Young; Prayer: Children's; Steadfastness
Tune Information
Composer: Sir J. Stainer, 1840-1901
Key: E♭ Major

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