Jesus, holy Child from heaven

Representative Text

1 Jesus, holy Child from heaven,
Thou for children wast a child;
Infant martyrs gathered round Thee,
And, unconscious, for Thee died.
Not by speaking, but by dying,
Slaughtered babes proclaim Thy praise,

2 Hail, sweet band of lovely infants,
Welcoming the holy Child,
First-fruits of His martyr-glory,
Innocent and meek and mild.
Not by willing, but by dying,
They gave up their all for Thee,
Not by willing, but by dying,
They gave up their all for Thee.

3 Jesus, holy Child from heaven,
Who for children wast a child,
Lambs upon Thine altar laying,
Make us humble, meek, and mild,
That in living and in dying
We may evermore be Thine,
That in living and in dying
We may evermore be Thine.

Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #288

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, holy Child from heaven

Tune

NETTLETON

The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list above for the different attributions. From William J. Reynolds, Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976): "Nettleton first appeared as a two-part…

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns and Carols for Church and Sunday-school #190Page Scan
Hymns and Chants: with offices of devotion. For use in Sunday-schools, parochial and week day schools, seminaries and colleges. Arranged according to the Church year #23Page Scan
The Primary and Junior Hymnal #33Page Scan
The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d95
The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #288Page Scan
The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #288TextPage Scan
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