Thou that once by mother's knee

Representative Text

1 Thou that once on mother's knee
Wert a little one like me,
When I wake or go to bed,
Lay thy hand about my head;
Let me feel thee very near,
Jesus Christ, my Saviour dear.

2 Be beside me in the light,
Close beside me all the night,
Make me gentle, kind, and true,
Do what mother bids me do.
Help and cheer me when I fret,
And forgive when I forget.

3 Thou art near me when I pray,
Tho' thou art so far away;
Thou my little hymn wilt hear,
Jesus Christ, my Saviour dear,
Thou that once on mother's knee
Wert a little one like me.

Source: Calvary Songs #37

Author: Francis Turner Palgrave

Palgrave, Francis Turner, M.A., eldest son of Sir Francis Palgrave, the Historian, was born at Great Yarmouth, Sept. 28, 1824, and educated at the Charterhouse (1838-1843) and at Oxford, where he graduated in first class Classical Honours. He was scholar of Balliol (1842) and Fellow of Exeter (1846). He was engaged in the Education Department of the Privy Council till 1884, being also Private Secretary to Lord Granville (then Lord President). In 1885 he was elected Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford. Professor Palgrave's publications include:— (1) Idylls and Songs, 1854; (2) Art Catalogue of the Great Exhibition, 1862; (3) Essays on Art, 1866; (4) Lyrical Poems, 1871; (5) Hymns, 1st ed., 1867; 2nd ed., 1868; 3rd ed., 1870.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thou that once by mother's knee
Author: Francis Turner Palgrave
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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