Jesu, meek and lowly

Jesu, meek and lowly. Henry Collins* (1827-1919). Published, like Collins’s other hymn, ‘Jesu, my Lord, my God, my all’*, in Hymns for Mission (Leeds, 1854, later re-published in London), the book compiled by Collins during his brief period as a priest of the Church of England. It was entitled ‘Passiontide’. It was one of only two hymns by Collins in that book. It was included in the First Edition of A&M, although among the ‘General Hymns’, and with an alteration to verse 1 line 4. Collins wrote Jesu, meek and lowly, Saviour, pure and holy, On Thy love relying Come I to Thee flying. The image of the last line was presumably too strong for the compilers, who altered to ‘Hear me...

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