Ever patient, gentle, meekAuthor: Charlotte Elliott
Tune: [Holy Spirit, faithful Guide]
Published in 14 hymnals
1 Ever patient, gentle, meek,
Holy Saviour! was Thy mind;
Vainly in myself I seek,
Likeness to my Lord to find;
Yet, that mind which was in Thee,
May be, must be formed in me.
2 Days of toil, 'mid throngs of men,
Vexed not, ruffled not Thy soul;
Still, collected, calm, serene.
Thou each feeling couldst control.
Lord, that mind which was in Thee,
May be, must be formed in me.
3 Though such griefs were Thine to bear,
For each sufferer Thou couldst feel;
Every mourner's burden share,
Every wounded spirit heal:
Saviour! let thy grace in me
Form that mind which was in Thee.
Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #462
Ever patient, gentle [loving], meek. Charlotte Elliott. [Resignation.] Contributed to The Invalid's Hymn Book, 1834, No. 97, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines, and headed, "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus," Phil. ii. 5. It was repeated in subsequent editions of the same. In Longfellow and Johnson's Book of Hymns, Boston, U.S., 1846, it was given with the omission of stanza ii., anonymously, and with the opening line as "Ever patient, loving, meek.” The original text was restored in the Andover Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 14 of 14)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #336||Ever patient, gentle, meek||7s.||1870||Christians | their life and experience; Example | of Christ; Forbearance | ; Fruits of the Spirit | meekness and humility; Gentleness | ; Holy Spirit | Fruits of; Humility | ; Likeness to God and Christ | ; Meekness | ; Patience ||
|Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #462||Ever patient, gentle, meek||GUIDE||Charlotte Elliott||1899||Conformity to Christ | ; Following Christ | ; Gentleness | ; Humility | ; Likeness to God and Christ | ; Meekness | ; Patience ||
|Every Sabbath: a new collection of music adapted to the wants and capacities of Sunday-schools, the home circle and devotional gatherings #147e||Ever patient, gentle, meek||1874|
|Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #396||Ever patient, gentle, meek||1866|
|Hymns for Sunday Schools #84||Ever patient, gentle, meek||1860|
|In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #282||Ever patient, gentle, meek||C. Elliott||1897|
|Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d34||Ever patient, gentle, meek||Charlotte Elliott||1853|
|Sweet Hosannahs for the Sunday School #d13||Ever patient, gentle, meek||Charlotte Elliott||1884|
|The Book of Worship #d98||Ever patient, gentle, meek||Charlotte Elliott||1867|
|The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #241||Ever patient, gentle, meek||Charlotte Elliott||1893|
|The Church-Book #d87||Ever patient, gentle, meek||Charlotte Elliott||1883|
|The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book: containing the psalms and hymns of the book of common prayer, together with a choice selection of additional hymns, and an appendix of chants and tunes... #H340||Ever patient, gentle, meek||1855|
|The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #136b||Ever patient, gentle, meek||1859|
|The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d216||Ever patient, gentle, meek||Charlotte Elliott||1858|