Jesus, the meek and mild

Jesus, the meek and mild

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [Jesus, the meek and mild]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus the meek and mild,
Came as a little child;
Bethlehem's manger cradled the stranger,
King—by His own reviled.

Sleep, sleep,
Angels are singing Thy slumber song;
Sleep, sleep,
Heavenly rest be Thine,
Sleep, sleep,
Angels are singing Thy slumber song;
Child so holy, sleep,
Sleep little child Divine.

2 Gift from above, the Best;
Child by the Father blest;
Watch o'er Thy sleeping, angels are keeping,
Naught shall disturb Thy rest. [Refrain]

3 Humbly we worship Thee,
Prince of Eternity,
My heart is seeking, Thy care and keeping,
Enter and dwell with me. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #167

Author: A. H. Ackley

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, the meek and mild
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: Sleep, sleep, angels are singing



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Great Revival Hymns No.2 #167

Rainbow Songs #d59

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