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Jesus and didst thou condescend

Jesus and didst thou condescend

Published in 39 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, and didst thou condescend,
When veiled in human clay,
To heal the sick, the lame, the blind,
And drive disease away?

2 Didst thou regard the beggar's cry,
And give the blind to see?
Jesus, thou Son of David, hear--
Have mercy, too, on me!

3 And didst thou pity mortal woe,
And sight and health restore?
Then pity, Lord! and save my soul,
Which needs thy mercy more.

4 Didst thou regard thy servant's cry,
When sinking in the wave?
I perish, Lord! oh, save my soul!
For thou alone canst save.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #169

Text Information

First Line: Jesus and didst thou condescend
Copyright: Public Domain


Jesus, and didst Thou condescend appeared in Charles Bradley's Psalms and Hymns selected and arranged for Public Worship published in 1828 by Hamilton, Adams and Co. in London. He is not the author. The hymn is taken from J. Curtis's "Union Collection" of 1887 where it is signed "Am---a" probably Amelia -- Our Hymns: their authors and origins by Josiah Miller, 1864
Jesus, and didst Thou condescend? [The Miracles of Christ.] This hymn appeared in the Bristol Baptist Collection of Ash & Evans, 1769, No. 224, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, headed, “Imploring Mercy," and signed, "Am—a." In The Union Collection of Hymns and Sacred Odes, &c, by J. Curtis, of Bristol, 1827, No. 56, it was repeated in 4 stanzas, and signed as in Ash & Evans. In this form it has passed into several collections, including the New Congregational Hymn Book, 1859; Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884; and as "And didst Thou, Jesus, condescend?" in the American Baptist Hymn [and Tune] Book, 1871.

As to the authorship, D. Sedgwick has given in his manuscript, "Amelia Curtis, 1827,"and on a fly-leaf of a copy of the 1827 edition of Ash and Evans, "Amelia Wakeford." The New Congregational Hymn Book gives "Bradley," and Laudes Domini "Mrs. Amelia Wakeford." Possibly this last may be right, but we have no positive evidence either way (Sedgwick's contradiction of himself renders his evidence valueless), and must leave it as in Ash & Evans, " Am—a."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 39 of 39)
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #218

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d518

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Church Psalmody #H99

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Church Psalmody #99

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Every Sabbath #143b

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #133

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #133

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #487

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d154

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Laudes Domini #192

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Laudes Domini #348

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #99

Melodies of the Church #d489

Our Service of Song #d135

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Parish Hymns #77

Parish Psalmody #d352

Parish Psalmody #d363

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Plymouth Collection #a448

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #448

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Psalms and Hymns #100

Select Hymns #d231

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Select Hymns #32

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d198

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #448

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The Baptist Praise Book #660

The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d94

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #334

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The Child's Hymn Book #105

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The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #230

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The Lyrica #92

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The New Laudes Domini #382

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #128b

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d491

The Southern Psalmist #d397

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d414

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #265

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The Voice of Praise #169

Union Hymns #d202

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