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Sweet the lesson Jesus taught

Sweet the lesson Jesus taught

Author: Hugh Stowell
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sweet the lesson Jesus taught,
When to Him fond parents brought,
Babes for whom thy blessing sought,
Little ones like me.

2 Jesus did not answer nay,
Bid them come another day;
Jesus did not turn away
Little ones like me.

3 No, my Saviour’s hand was laid,
Softly on each infant’s head;
Jesus, when He blessed them said,
“Let them come to Me.”

4 Babes may still His blessing share;
Lambs are His peculiar care;
He will in His bosom bear
Little ones like me.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #672

Author: Hugh Stowell

Stowell, Hugh, an able and popular minister of the Church of England, was born at Douglas, Isle of Man, December 3, 1799. He graduated at Oxford in 1822, and took holy orders the following year. He held various offices in his Church; became rector at Salford in 1831; was appointed honorary Canon of Chester Cathedral in 1845, and later Rural Dean of Eccles. He published several volumes. He also edited a book of hymns: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Services of the Church of England, 1831. To the several editions of this book most of his hymns were contributed. He died at Safford October 8, 1865. From every stormy wind that blows 495 Lord of all power and might 206 Hymn Writers of the Church, 1915 by Charles Nutter… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sweet the lesson Jesus taught
Author: Hugh Stowell
Meter: 7.7.7.5
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gloria Deo #672

The Book of Praise #764

The Friends' Hymnal. Rev. ed. #ad568

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