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Jesus, Meek and Gentle

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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
Copyright: Public Domain

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)

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A Church of England Hymn Book: adapted to the daily services of the Church throughout the year #296
A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #393Page Scan
A Hymnal for Joyous Youth #d108
A Junior Hymnal with Song Stories and Worship Programs #d43
A New Hymnal for Sunday Schools #51Page Scan
A New Service and Tune Book for Sunday Schools. New ed. #d68
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #636Page Scan
Anglican Hymn Book #246
Book of Common Praise #d276
Cân a Mawl: llyfr hymna a thonau Methodistiaid Calfinaidd Unol Dalaethau yr America=Song and Praise: the hymnal of the Calvinistic Methodist Church of the United States of America #178Page Scan
Cân a Mawl: llyfr hymna a thonau Methodistiaid Calfinaidd Unol Dalaethau yr America=Song and Praise: the hymnal of the Calvinistic Methodist Church of the United States of America #272b
Chants, Carols and Tunes: a supplement to the Sunday School Service and Tune Book #44bPage Scan
Children's Hymns with Tunes #d71
Christian Hymnal #d234
Christian Hymns #d160
Christian Hymns III #d186
Church Hymnal #486Page Scan
Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #583
Church Hymnal, Third Edition #584
Church Hymns and Services, Published under License of the Church Pension Fund #d114
Church Hymns with Tunes #397
Church Hymns: with tunes (New ed.) #441Page Scan
Common Praise: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #417Page Scan
Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #567TextPage Scan
Echoes from Zion: for the prayer meeting, camp-meeting, family circle, and all seasons of religious interest #31bPage Scan
Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #5AudioPage Scan
Fillmore's Sunday School Songs No. 1 #d19
Fillmores' Gospel Songs for Young People's Meetings, Prayer Meetings, Revival Meetings, and Sunday School #d67
Gloria in Excelsis #d334
Gloria in Excelsis #d202
Glory Songs #109Page Scan
Great Joy! : a new and favorite collection of hymns and music, for gospel meetings, prayer, temperance, and camp meetings, and Sunday schools #100Page Scan
Great Songs of the Church #d177
Great Songs of the Church #159Page Scan
Hosanna for the Sunday School #9Page Scan
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #225Page Scan
Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #637Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #672Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #279Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #672Page Scan
Hymnal for children #d125
Hymnal for Evangelical Sunday Schools #d37
Hymnal for Schools #d88
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d354
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #225Text
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #225Page Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition #483
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised #194
Hymns Ancient and Modern (Standard ed.) #194
Hymns Ancient and Modern: for use in the services of the church, with accompanying tunes #189
Hymns and Carols for Church and Sunday-school #120Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for the Sunday School #225Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d102
Hymns for the Worship of God: selected and arranged for the congregations connected with the Church of Scotland #118Page Scan
Hymns for Today #d107
Hymns of the Church: new and old #525Page Scan
Hymns of the United Church #d187
Hymns of the United Church #66Page Scan
Hymns with Music for Children #d129
In Excelsis for School and Chapel #284aPage Scan
In Excelsis for School and Chapel #284bPage Scan
In Excelsis for School and Chapel. l7th ed. #d126
In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #763Page Scan
Infant Songs #d17
Infant Songs #d17
Jewel Selections #d92
Joyful Songs; a choice collection of new Sunday School music #125Page Scan
Manual for the chapel of Girard College #89Page Scan
Manual of Devotion and Selection of Hymns for ... Girard College for Orphans #d101
New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #551Page Scan
New pearls of song : a choice collection for Sabbath schools and the home circle #97Page Scan
New Service and Tune Book for Sunday School #d67
Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #768Page Scan
Orders of Worship for the Sunday School #d11
Our Song Book : a collection of songs selected and edited expressly for the Sunday School of the First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church, Newark,N. J. #110bPage Scan
Our Sunday School Hymnody #d46
Our Sunday School: for the Sunday school and social meetings #5Page Scan
Palmer's Book of Gems for the Sunday School: a new collection of favorite hymns and tunes for use inthe services of the church, the praise meeting, as well as for the choir and the home #17Page Scan
Pilgrim Songs for the Sunday School #40Page Scan
Prayer Book and Hymnal for the Sunday School #d65
Prayerful Praises. 5th ed. #d71
Redemption songs #105Page Scan
S. Mary's hymnal: a collection of hymns, songs and carols for use at the Holy Eucharist, children's services, guild meetings, mission services #135Page Scan
Sacred Selections for the Church: a collection of sacred selections featuring choice favorites old and new (57th ed) #133Page Scan
Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #105Page Scan
School and Parish Hymnal: with tunes #98Page Scan
Select Sunday School Songs #d60
Service and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d66
Songs Celestial #57Page Scan
Songs for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #33Page Scan
Songs of praise : enlarged edition #543
Songs of the Covenant : for the Sabbath School, Prayer Meetings, etc. #54Page Scan
St. Francis Hymnal and Choir Manual #d167
Standard Church Hymns and Gospel Songs #d135
Sun-Shine Songs for the Sunday School #45Page Scan
Sunday School Hymnal #d205
Sunday School Hymns #d78
Sunday School Service and Hymn Book arranged by the Sunday School Committee #d81
Sunday Songs for Little Children #50Page Scan
Sursum Corda: a book of praise #497aPage Scan

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