Jesus, who calledst little ones

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1 Jesus, who calledst little ones to Thee,
To Thee I come;
O take my hand in Thine, and speak to me,
And lead me home;
Lest from the path of life my feet should stray,
And Satan prowling make Thy lamb his prey.

2 I love to think that Thou with holy feet
My path hast trod;
Along life's common lanes an dusty street
Hast walked with God;
On Mary's bosom drawn an infant's breath,
And served Thy parents dear at Nazareth.

3 O gentle Jesus, make this heart of mine,
So full of sin,
As holy, harmless, undefiled, as Thine,
And dwell therein;
Then God my Father I, like Thee, shall know,
And grow in wisdom as in strength I grow.

4 To Thee, my Savior, then, with morning light
Glad songs I'll raise,
My saddest hours and darkest shall be bright
With silent praise;
And should my work or play my thoughts employ,
Thy will shall be my law, Thy love my joy.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #572

Author: Charles E. Mudie

Mudie, Charles Edward, the founder of the well-known library which bears his name, was born at Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, Oct. 18, 1818. In 1872 he collected his poems and published them as Stray Leaves (2nd ed., 1873). Several poems on Scriptural subjects, and a few hymns are included in the volume. The hymn by which he is best known is "I lift my heart to Thee, Saviour divine" (His and Mine). It is from the Stray Leaves, and is in several hymnbooks, including the Scottish Evangelical Union Hymnal, 1878; Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884, and many others. It is marked by great beauty and tenderness of expression. Several of Mr. Mudie's hymns, which are not in common use are worthy of attention. [Rev. W. Garrett Horder] --John Julian, Di… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, who calledst little ones
Author: Charles E. Mudie

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AZMON

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) adapted AZMON from a melody composed by Carl G. Gläser in 1828. Mason published a duple-meter version in his Modern Psalmist (1839) but changed it to triple meter in his later publications. Mason used (often obscure) biblical names for his tune titles; Azmon, a city south of C…

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