Jesus Once an Infant

Jesus, once an infant small

Author: Thomas Benson Pollock
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, once an infant small,
Cradles in the oxen's stall,
Though the Lord and God of all:
Hear us, Holy Jesus.

2 Be thou with us every day,
In our work and in our play,
When we learn and when we pray.
Hear us, Holy Jesus.

3 When we lie asleep at night,
Ever may thy angels bright
Keep us safe till morning light:
Hear us, Holy Jesus.

4 Make us brave without a fear,
Make us happy, full of cheer,
Sure that thou art always near:
Hear us, Holy Jesus.

5 May we prize our Christian name,
May we guard it free from blame,
Fearing all that causes shame:
Hear us, Holy Jesus.

6 May we ever try to be
From all sinful tempers free,
Pure and gentle, Lord, like thee:
Hear us, Holy Jesus.

7 Jesus, Son of God most high,
Who didst in a manger lie,
Who upon the cross didst die:
Hear us, Holy Jesus.

Source: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #158

Author: Thomas Benson Pollock

Pollock, Thomas Benson, M.A., was born in 1836, and graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, B.A. 1859, M.A. 1863, where he also gained the Vice-Chancellor's Prize for English Verse in 1855. Taking Holy Orders in 1861, he was Curate of St. Luke's, Leek, Staffordshire; St. Thomas's, Stamford Hill, London; and St. Alban's, Birmingham. Mr. Pollock is a most successful writer of metrical Litanies. His Metrical Litanies for Special Services and General Use, Mowbray, Oxford, 1870, and other compositions of the same kind contributed subsequently to various collections, have greatly enriched modern hymnbooks. To the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, Mr. Pollock contributed two hymns, “We are soldiers of Christ, Who is mighty to save… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, once an infant small
Title: Jesus Once an Infant
Author: Thomas Benson Pollock
Refrain First Line: Hear us, holy Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Services and Songs for use in the Junior Department of the Church School #d32

The Children's Hymnal and Service Book #d91


The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #158

The Praise Hymnal #280

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The Primary and Junior Hymnal #37

The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d102

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The Revival No. 4 #190

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The Sunday School Hymnal #280

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The Sunday School Hymnal #280

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