Gentle, Holy Jesus

Gentle, holy Jesus, Savior meek and mild

Author: Emma H. Whitfield
Tune: RHODES (Anonymous)
Published in 11 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Gentle, holy Jesus,
Savior meek and mild,
Thou who once wast fashioned
Like a little child;

2 And in grace and meekness
Up to manhood grew
Sharing human weakness,
Human sorrow, too:

3 In Thy word so holy,
Savior, we can see,
That of us Thou sayest,
Let them come to Me.

4 Glad we come! and render
All we have to give:
While our hearts are tender,
Help us, Lord, to live.

5 Like Thy young disciples,
That the world may see
We are taught by Jesus,
And have learned of Thee.

6 May we copy closely
Him we so much love,
Till we bear His likeness,
Perfected above.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8481

Author: Emma H. Whitfield

Whitfield, Emma, née Hooper, is the author of "Gentle, Holy Jesus" (Child's Prayer to the Saviour), which has passed into numerous collections for children. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Gentle, holy Jesus, Savior meek and mild
Title: Gentle, Holy Jesus
Author: Emma H. Whitfield
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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