Scripture Verse

I am meek and lowly in heart. Matthew 11:29

Introduction

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Caspar Ett
1788–1847

Words: Hen­ry A. Col­lins, Hymns for Mis­sions 1854.

Music: St. Mar­tin Cas­par Ett, Can­ta Sac­ra 1840 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Jesu, meek and lowly,
Savior, pure and holy,
On Thy love relying
Hear me humbly crying.

Prince of life and power,
My salvation’s tower,
On the cross I view Thee
Calling sinners to Thee.

There behold me gazing
At the sight amazing;
Bending low before Thee,
Helpless I adore Thee.

By Thy red wounds streaming,
With Thy life blood gleaming,
Blood for sinners flowing
Pardon free bestowing;

By that fount of blessing,
Thy dear love expressing,
All my aching sadness
Turn Thou into gladness.

Lord, in mercy guide me,
Be Thou e’er beside me;
In Thy ways direct me;
’Neath Thy wings protect me.