Great Savior, who didst condescend

Great Savior, who didst condescend

Tune: HEBRON (Mason)
Published in 51 hymnals

Representative 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

Notes

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)

Timeline

Instances

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #587

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #27

A Selection of Hymns #d95

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #505

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #49

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d358

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Church Psalmody #H585

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Church Psalmody #585

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Church Psalmody #475

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #68

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Hymns and Chants #148

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d167

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Hymns for Schools #121

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #254

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #585

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d65

Melodies of the Church #d338

Oriola #d67

Oriola #d67

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d265

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d257

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #418

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Psalms and Hymns #612

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Sabbath School Songs #47a

Sacred Melodies #d96

Select Hymns #d156

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Select Hymns #449

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Sunday-School Hymns #344

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #118

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d128

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The Lyrica #410

The New England Sunday School Hymn Book #d47

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #655

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #655

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The Sabbath School Harp #S47a

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The Sabbath School Melodist #37

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The Singing Book for Boys' and Girls' Meetings #150

The Union Singing Book #d37

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The Union Singing Book #21b

Union Hymns. Rev. #d120

Union Hymns. Rev. #d122

Union Hymns #d145

Worship in the School Room #d50

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Worship in the School Room #238

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