Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Thoro Harris
(1874–1955)

Words: Tho­ro Har­ris, in The New Child­ren’s Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by John I. Tuck­er (New York: James Pott, 1892), num­ber 305.

Music: La­go Gar­da John I. Tuck­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John I. Tucker
(1819–1895)

Lyrics

Gently, gently kneel and pray,
Gently come and go;
Jesus Christ is watching us,
He would have it so.

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Gently, gently shine the stars,
Gently grow the flowers,
Gently smiles the love of God,
And His love is ours!

Kindly, kindly speak to all,
At our work or play;
Jesus Christ can always hear
Every word we say.

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Dearly, dearly let us love
Every one we know—
Brothers, sisters, friends we are—
Jesus makes us so.

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Sweetly, sweetly sing the praise
Of our glorious king,
With our hearts and with our voice;
Jesus hears us sing.

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