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Christ is merciful and mild

Christ is merciful and mild

Author: John Buckworth
Tune: HARTS (Milgrove)
Published in 31 hymnals

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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



Instances (1 - 31 of 31)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #368Page Scan
A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #35Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d44
Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #112Page Scan
Christian Hymns: for church, school and home: with music #293TextPage Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d76
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #30Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #178Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #178Page Scan
Hymns of Grace and Truth #325Page Scan
Hymns of Grace and Truth. 2nd ed. #d44
Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d32
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d50
Little Children's Book #d10
Little Children's Book: for Schools and Families #d10
Maynard's Sabbath School Echo. 6th ed. of Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns, with an Appendix #d21
New Standard Singer #d33
New Standard Singer, Pt. 1-7 #d34
New Union Hymns #104Page Scan
Precious Hymns #105Page Scan
The Child's Hymn Book #26Page Scan
The Child's Pocket Companion, Being a Selection of Choice Hymns for Sabbath School, with an Analysis to Most of Them #d9
The Infant School and Nursery Hymn Book: being a collection of hymns, original and selected; with an analysis of each, designed to assist mothers and teachers... (3rd ed., rev. and corr.) #16Page Scan
The Infant-School Hymn-Book #59Page Scan
The New Children's Hymnal #d37
The Primary Hymnal #d15
The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d36
The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #10Page Scan
The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #368Page Scan
The Voice of Praise #d31
Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #198TextPage Scan
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