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Jesus, Friend, So Kind and Gentle

Representative Text

1 Jesus, Friend, so kind and gentle,
Little ones we bring to Thee:
Grant to them Thy dearest blessing,
Let Thine arms around them be;
Now enfold them in Thy goodness,
From all danger keep them free.

2 Thou who did receive the children
To Thyself so tenderly,
Give to all who teach and guide them
Wisdom and humility.
Vision true to keep them noble,
Love to serve them faithfully.

Source: Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #542

Author: Philip E. Gregory

Philip was born in Chelsea, London England in Feb 1886. He moved to the US in 1908, and became a Congregational Church minister. He appears to have served in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and possibly also California. He married Harriet Thon of Steele MN, and had one son, Bruce. Philip died in Orange County CA on the 14th of June 1974, and is buried in Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, Friend so kind and gentle
Title: Jesus, Friend, So Kind and Gentle
Author: Philip E. Gregory (1948)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: © The estate of Philip E. Gregory

Tune

SICILIAN MARINERS

SICILIAN MARINERS is traditionally used for the Roman Catholic Marian hymn "O Sanctissima." According to tradition, Sicilian seamen ended each day on their ships by singing this hymn in unison. The tune probably traveled from Italy to Germany to England, where The European Magazine and London Review…

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GREENVILLE (Rousseau)


TENDER SONG (Hooper)


Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Hymnal #621

Text InfoText

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #542

The Book of Praise #519

The Covenant Hymnal #544

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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