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Hear thy children, gentle Jesus, hear thy children cry to Thee

Representative Text

1 Hear Thy children, gentle Jesus,
Hear Thy children cry to Thee;
Self and sin no more shall please us;
Hear our solemn Litany.

2 Thou didst suffer, gentle Jesus,
Bitter shame and agony;
From sin's bondage to release us,
Thou didst hang upon the tree.

3 But our sins it was that stung Thee,
Not the scourge, and nails and spear;
'Twas our sins alone that hung Thee
On the cross, O Saviour dear!

4 Thou wert pierced, Oh holy Jesus,
Pierced that sinners might not die;
Oh, let sin no longer please us,
Make us Thine eternally.

5 Gentle Jesus, Thou hast won us
By Thy Passion and Thy love;
Gentle Jesus, design to own us
In the land of rest above.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #76

Author: Francis Stanfield

Stanfield, Francis, s. of Clarkson Stanfield the artist, was b. in London Nov. 5, 1836 [sic. 1835], and educated at St. Edmund's College, near Ware. Since his ordination he has principally been engaged in conducting missions and retreats, but he was for some time stationed at Hertford, and has been lately priest in charge at Old Hall Green, Herts. A collected edition of his hymns is being issued by the Benedictine Fathers at Ramsgate. They include:— i. From his Catholic Hymns, pt. i. 1858, ii. 1860:— 1. All hail, bright feast of jubilation. All Saints. 2. All ye who love your fatherland. Prayer for England. 3. Drear is the nightfall. B. V. M. 4. Hail, Virgin Queen of May's bright gladdening hours. May. 5. Hear th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear thy children, gentle Jesus, hear thy children cry to Thee
Author: Francis Stanfield
Copyright: Public Domain



Louis Bourgeois (PHH 3) composed or adapted this tune for Psalm 42 for the Genevan psalter. The 1564 harmonization by Claude Goudimel (PHH 6) originally placed the melody in the tenor. An alternate harmonization with descants by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) can be found opposite 41 in the Psalter Hymnal.…

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ST. MABYN (Brown)



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Hymns for the Children of the Church #46

The New Children's Hymnal #d105

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The Primary and Junior Hymnal #49

The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d63

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #246

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Voices of Praise #76

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