Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

Jesus, Meek and Gentle

Full Text

1 Jesus, meek and gentle,
Son of God, Most High,
Pitying, loving Saviour,
Hear Thy children's cry.

2 Pardon our offences,
Loose our captive chains,
Break down every idol
Which our soul detains.

3 Give us holy freedom,
Fill our hearts with love,
Draw us, Holy Jesus,
To the realms above.

4 Lead us on our journey,
Be Thyself the Way
Through terrestrial darkness
To celestial day.

Amen.


Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #567

Author: George Rundle Prynne

George Rundle Prynne studied at S. Catherine's College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. 1839, M.A. 1861. He was ordained Deacon in 1841, and Priest in 1842. He afterwards became Curate of S. Andrew's, Clifton, and entered upon his present incumbency of S. Peter's, Plymouth, in 1848. He has published some sermons and manuals. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, meek and gentle
Title: Jesus, Meek and Gentle
Author: George Rundle Prynne (1865)
Meter: 6.5.6.5
Language: English

Notes

Jesu, meek and gentle. G. R. Prynne. [A Child’s Prayer.] Written in 1856, and published in the author's Hymn Suited for the Services of the Church, &c, 1858, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. In 1861 it was given in Hymns Ancient & Modern and subsequently in most collections published in Great Britain and America. The author has also republished it in his work The Soldier's Dying Visions, and Other Poems, 1881, and has added the following note:—

"This little hymn has found its way into most English hymn-books. It is commonly thought to have been written for children, and on this supposition I have been asked to simplify the fourth verse. The hymn was not, however, written specially for children. Where it is used in collections of hymns for children, it might be well to alter the last two lines in the fourth verse thus:—

”Through earth's passing darkness,
To heaven's endless day."

Usually the original text is given as in Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1875.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Small Church Music #2854Audio
Small Church Music #5712Audio
The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #383
The Cyber Hymnal #3366TextScoreAudio
Include 196 pre-1979 instances



Advertisements