Christ…suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps.@1 Peter 2:21
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Samuel S. Wesley (1810-1876)

Elizabeth Strafford, in Hymns for the Collects Throughout the Year, 1857.

Arran Samuel S. Wesley, in A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, by Charles Kemble (London: John F. Shaw, 1864), number 120 (🔊 pdf nwc)

Once to our world there came
A little holy child;
Gentle and good and mild,
And Jesus was His name.

He suffered want and pain,
Was slighted, scorned, and poor;
All this He did endure,
That we in Heaven might reign.

He never disobeyed
His Father’s sacred laws;
We only were the cause
Why grief on Him was laid.

O! that indeed we could
Our naughty ways forsake
And for our pattern take
The Savior kind and good.

The path that Jesus trod,
O may we also tread!
Jesus, our living head,
Lead Thou us up to God.