Jesu, meek and gentle
Jesu, meek and gentle. George Rundle Prynne* (1818-1903).
This hymn is dated 1856 (JJ, p. 591). It was published in Prynne’s Hymnal suited for the services of the Church, together with some introits (Plymouth, 1858), and then in the First Edition of A&M (1861). The 1861 text was preceded by the words, ‘Lord, save us’ (from Matthew 8: 25):
Jesu, meek and gentle, Son of God most high, Pitying, loving Saviour, Hear Thy children’s cry.
Pardon our offences, Loose our captive chains, Break down every idol Which our soul detains.
Give us holy freedom, Fill our hearts with love, Draw us, Holy Jesus! To the realms above.
Lead us on our journey, Be Thyself the Way Through terrestrial...
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