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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