Thou Holy Jesus Meek and Mild

Representative Text

1 Thou Holy Jesus, meek and mild,
Wast born today, a little Child;
So ev'rywhere, both far and near,
This day brings children merry cheer.

2 Though I'm but little, bless me still,
And guard my path from ev'ry ill;
Bathed in Thy gracious mercy clear,
Make my soul clean, Thou Savior dear.

3 That I may be an angel too,
And only seek Thy will to do;
Grant me but this, dear Savior mine,
To keep me humble, make me thine.

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #104

Author: Ernst Moritz Arndt

Arndt, Ernst Moritz, son of Ludwig Nicolaus Arndt, estate manager for Count Putbus, in the island of Rugen, was b. at Schoritz in Rugen, Dec. 26, 1769. After studying at the Universities of Greifswald and Jena, where he completed his theological course under Paulus, he preached for two years as a candidate, but in 1798 abandoned theology. After a pedestrian tour through South Germany, Hungary, Northern Italy, France, and Belgium, he became, at Easter 1800, lecturer at the University of Greifswald, and in 1805 professor of history there. But in 1806, lamenting over the tyranny of France, he wrote his fiery Gent der Zeit (pt. ii. 1809, iii. 1813, iv. 1818) which awakened the patriotism of his countrymen, but drew on him the hatred of Napoleon… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou, holy Jesus, meek and mild
Title: Thou Holy Jesus Meek and Mild
German Title: Du lieber heil'ger, frommer Christ
Author: Ernst Moritz Arndt
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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