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Great Savior, who didst condescend

Great Savior, who didst condescend

Tune: HEBRON (Mason)
Published in 51 hymnals

Full Text

1 Great Saviour, who didst condescend
Young children in Thine arms t'embrace,
Still prove Thyself the infants' friend,
Baptize them with Thy cleansing grace.

2 Whilst in the slippery paths of youth,
Be Thou their Guardian and their Guide,
That they, directed by Thy truth,
May never from Thy precepts slide.

3 To love Thy word their hearts incline,
To understand it, light impart;
O Saviour, consecrate them Thine,
Take full possession of their heart.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #505

Text Information

First Line: Great Savior, who didst condescend


Great Saviour, Who didst condescend. [Public Worship.] This children's hymn for use in Public Worship was given anonymously in Rowland Hill's Hymns for the Use of Sunday Schools, 1808, No. 177, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. In 1812 it was repeated in a Bristol Sunday School Hymn Book; in 1836 in the Congregational Hymn Book; and again in others to modern hymn-books in Great Britain and America, including the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1879, &c. [William T.Brooke]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 51 of 51)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #587Page Scan
A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #27Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns #d95
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d96
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, at their Session, June 1846, and authorized to be used in the churches under their care #265Page Scan
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #56cPage Scan
Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #505TextPage Scan
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #49
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d358
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H585Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #585Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #475Page Scan
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #68Page Scan
Hymns and Chants: with offices of devotion. For use in Sunday-schools, parochial and week day schools, seminaries and colleges. Arranged according to the Church year #148Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d167
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #121Page Scan
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #254Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #585Page Scan
Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d65
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d338
Oriola #d67
Oriola #d67
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H351Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d265
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d276
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d257
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #418Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #612Page Scan
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d82
Sabbath School Songs: or hymns and music suitable for Sabbath schools #47aPage Scan
Sacred Melodies #d96
Select Hymns #d156
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #449Page Scan
Sunday-School Hymns #344Page Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #118Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d128
The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #410Page Scan
The New England Sunday School Hymn Book #d47
The Presbyterian Hymnal #655Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #655Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H226Page Scan
The Sabbath School Harp: being a selection of tunes and hynns, adapted to the wants of Sabbath schools, families, and social meetings (2nd ed.) #S31Page Scan
The Sabbath School Melodist: being a selection of hymns with appropriate music; for the use of Sabbath schools, families and social meetings #37Page Scan
The Singing Book for Boys' and Girls' Meetings: a collection of easy songs and tunes #150Page Scan
The Union Singing Book #d37
The Union Singing Book: arranged for and adapted to the Sunday school union hymn book #21bPage Scan
Union Hymns. Rev. #d120
Union Hymns. Rev. #d122
Union Hymns: adapted to Social Meetings and Family Worship Selected from Church Psalmody, with Additional Hymns #d145
Worship in the School Room #d50
Worship in the School Room: a manual of devotion intended especially for the school, also adapted to the family #238Page Scan