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[Blessed Jesus, meek and mild]

Composer: Wm. J. Kirkpatrick Appears in 2 hymnals Incipit: 31156 11722 21233 Used With Text: Blessed Jesus


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Blessed Jesus

Author: Anon. Appears in 7 hymnals First Line: Blessed Jesus, meek and mild Used With Tune: [Blessed Jesus, meek and mild]


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Blessed Jesus

Author: Anon. Hymnal: Junior Songs #180 (1892) First Line: Blessed Jesus, meek and mild Lyrics: 1 Blessed Jesus, meek and mild, Stoop to hear a little child; At thy feet I come to pray, Saviour, cast me not away. 2 Take away my load of sin, Make me clean and pure within; Teach me all I need to know, Be my Shepherd here below. 3 In my childhood may I be Gentle, meek and pure like thee; Help me ev'ry sin to leave, Lest thy loving heart I grieve. 4 Tender Jesus, thou didst call To thine arms the children small; Lo, I come, and humbly pray, Saviour, cast me not away. Languages: English Tune Title: [Blessed Jesus, meek and mild]
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Blessed Jesus

Author: Anon. Hymnal: The Revival No. 4 #188 (1903) First Line: Blessed Jesus, meek and mild Languages: English Tune Title: [Blessed Jesus, meek and mild]


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Person Name: Anon. Author of "Blessed Jesus" in Junior Songs In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries.

William J. Kirkpatrick

1838 - 1921 Person Name: Wm. J. Kirkpatrick Composer of "[Blessed Jesus, meek and mild]" in The Revival No. 4 William J. Kirkpatrick (b. Duncannon, PA, 1838; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1921) received his musical training from his father and several other private teachers. A carpenter by trade, he engaged in the furniture business from 1862 to 1878. He left that profession to dedicate his life to music, serving as music director at Grace Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Kirkpatrick compiled some one hundred gospel song collections; his first, Devotional Melodies (1859), was published when he was only twenty-one years old. Many of these collections were first published by the John Hood Company and later by Kirkpatrick's own Praise Publishing Company, both in Philadelphia. Bert Polman


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