Children Recalling the Example of Jesus

Representative Text

1 When Jesus left his Father's throne,
He chose a humble birth;
Like us, unhonored and unknown,
He came to dwell on earth.
Like him may we be found below,
In wisdom's paths of peace;
Like him in grace and knowledge grow,
As years and strength increase.

2 Sweet were his words and kind his look,
When mothers round him pressed;
Their infants in his arms he took,
And on his bosom blessed.
Safe from the world's alluring harms,
Beneath his watchful eye,
Thus in the circle of his arms
May we for ever lie.

3 When Jesus into Zion rode,
The children sang around;
For joy they plucked the palms and strowed
Their garments on the ground.
Hosanna our glad voices raise,
Hosanna to our King!
Should we forget our Savior's praise,
The stones themselves would sing.

Source: Hymnal Supplement 1991 #799

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When Jesus left His Father's throne
Title: Children Recalling the Example of Jesus
Author: James Montgomery (1816)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

KINGSFOLD

Thought by some scholars to date back to the Middle Ages, KINGSFOLD is a folk tune set to a variety of texts in England and Ireland. The tune was published in English Country Songs [sic: English County Songs] (1893), an anthology compiled by Lucy E. Broadwood and J. A. Fuller Maitland. After having…

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ST. LUCY (53332)


ST. URSULA


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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #1013

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A Collection of Sacred Song #25(H112)

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A Collection of Sacred Song #25(H112)

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A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #392

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #149

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A New Hymnal for Sunday Schools #26

A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Church of England Sunday Schools, Bible Classes ... New ed. #d310

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #d64

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, for the use of Sunday Schools #20

Angelic Songs #d234

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Bradbury's Sabbath School Melodies, and Family Choir #53

Chapel Hymns #d636

Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #639

Church Hymnal, Third Edition #645

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Church Psalmist #459

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Church Psalmist #459

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Church Psalmist #459

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Church Psalmody #223

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David's Harp #65[67]

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Glad Songs #22

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Gloria Deo #664

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #230

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d838

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Hymnal Supplement 1991 #799

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Hymnal #230

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Hymnal #230

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1177

Hymns for Children and Grownups to Use Together #d168

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Hymns for First-Day Schools #63

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Hymns for First-Day Schools (Rev. and Enl.) #63

Hymns for Schools and Families #d183

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Hymns for Schools and Families #66

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Hymns for Schools #329

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d242

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #101

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #101

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #1013

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #112

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Jasper and Gold #118

Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d191

Manual of Devotion and Selection of Hymns for ... Girard College for Orphans #d210

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New Hymn and Tune book #121d

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New Hymn and Tune Book #121d

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One Hundred Progressive Hymns #34

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Our Sunday School #9

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Pearly Gates #52

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d192

Prayer Book and Hymnal for the Sunday School #d141

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Precious Gems No. l #230

Precious Songs #d72

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H586

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Quartette #402

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d307

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Sabbath School Songs #34b

Sabbath Songs for Children's Worship #d193

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Sacred Poems and Hymns #326

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Salvation Echoes #61

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Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #24

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Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #28

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Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre #H112

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Social Psalmist #459

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Sparkling Gems #11

Sunday School Hymn Book #d182

Sunday School Hymns and Tunes #d109

Sunday School Service and Hymn Book arranged by the Sunday School Committee #d180

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #50

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d873

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d472

The Book of Praise #d419

The Book of Praise for Church, School, and Home #d187

The Book of Praise for Sunday Schools #d188

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The Book of Worship #67

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The Boston Sunday School Hymn Book #90

The Carol Choir Sings #d22

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #586

The Choral Hymnal #d251

The Christian Life Hymnal #147

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #230

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The Church Hymnal #420

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The Church Hymnal #612

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The Church Hymnal #561

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The Church Hymnal #561

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The Church Porch, a service book and hymnal for Sunday schools Rev. Ed. #96

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The Church Porch #85

The Churchman's Hymn-Book, a Collection of Hymns Old and New, for Use in the Services of the Church #d420

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The Cyber Hymnal #7546

The Dulcimer Hymn Book #69

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The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #576

The Friends' Hymnal #d686

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The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #a664

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The Heart and Voice #165b

The Hymnal #175

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