Scripture Verse

Learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart. Matthew 11:29

Introduction

Words: Em­ma H. Whitf­ield, 1868.

Music: North Coates Ti­mo­thy R. Mat­thews, Con­gre­ga­tion­al Me­lo­dies 1862 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Whit­field (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Timothy R. Matthews
1826–1910

Lyrics

Gentle, holy Jesus,
Savior meek and mild,
Thou who once wast fashioned
Like a little child;

And in grace and meekness
Up to manhood grew
Sharing human weakness,
Human sorrow, too:

In Thy word so holy,
Savior, we can see,
That of us Thou sayest,
Let them come to Me.

Glad we come! and render
All we have to give:
While our hearts are tender,
Help us, Lord, to live.

Like Thy young disciples,
That the world may see
We are taught by Jesus,
And have learned of Thee.

May we copy closely
Him we so much love,
Till we bear His likeness,
Perfected above.