Composer: Martin Shaw
Published in 14 hymnals

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Composer: Martin Shaw

Martin F. Shaw was educated at the Royal College of Music in London and was organist and choirmaster at St. Mary's, Primrose Hill (1908-1920), St. Martin's in the Fields (1920-1924), and the Eccleston Guild House (1924-1935). From 1935 to 1945 he served as music director for the diocese of Chelmsford. He established the Purcell Operatic Society and was a founder of the Plainsong and Medieval Society and what later became the Royal Society of Church Music. Author of The Principles of English Church Music Composition (1921), Shaw was a notable reformer of English church music. He worked with Percy Dearmer (his rector at St. Mary's in Primrose Hill); Ralph Vaughan Williams, and his brother Geoffrey Shaw in publishing hymnals such as Songs… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: GENTLE JESUS (Shaw)
Composer: Martin Shaw
Incipit: 34534 32345 13211
Key: F Major
Copyright: © J. Curwen & sons, Ltd.


Gentle Jesus

Out of sight, the Lord has gone

Out of sight, the Lord has gone
into heaven, now his home;
told his friends, before he left,
that they'd never be alone.

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The Cyber Hymnal #1726
Text: Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild
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Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #444

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #444

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