Christ is merciful and mild

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1 Christ is merciful and mild;
He was once a little child;
He whom heavenly hosts adore,
Lived on earth among the poor.

2 Thus He laid His glory by,
When for us He stooped to die;
How I wonder, when I see
His unbounded love to me.

3 He the sick to health restored,
To the poor He preached the Word;
Even children had a share
Of His love and tender care.

4 Every bird can build its nest;
Foxes have their place of rest:
He, by whom the world was made,
Had not where to lay His head.

5 He who is the Lord most high,
Then was poorer far than I,
That I might hereafter be
Rich to all eternity.

Source: Christian Hymns: for church, school and home, with music #293

Author: John Buckworth

Buckworth, John, born at Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, Jan, 16, 1779, and died April 2, 1835. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of Dowsbury, and subsequently Vicar of the same parish. He published Hymns for Sunday Schools (3rd edition 1814, 10th edition 1830). This collection of 100 hymns contained a few originals by Buckworth. Of those hymns, most of which are from the 3rd edition 1814, the following are still in common use:— 1. Assembled in our school to-day. Opening of a Sunday School. This hymn has long been regarded, both in Great Britain and America, as anonymous. 2. Children of God, 0 blessed name. Adoption. In several collections, including the Leeds Sunday School Hymn Book, 1833 to 1865; Common Praise, 1879, an… Go to person page >

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First Line: Christ is merciful and mild
Author: John Buckworth
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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