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


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)



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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #505

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

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H585

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #585

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #68

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d167

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

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d65

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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Sabbath School Songs: or hymns and music suitable for Sabbath schools #47a

Sacred Melodies #d96

Select Hymns #d156

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Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #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

The New England Sunday School Hymn Book #d47

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #655

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #655

The Union Singing Book #d37

Union Hymns. Rev. #d120

Union Hymns. Rev. #d122

Worship in the School Room #d50

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