Jesus, who calledst little ones to Thee (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-12-12)  CPDL #52603:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-12-12).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 53 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. Crossing parts eliminated.

General Information

Title: Jesus, who calledst little ones to Thee
Tune: Whatley
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Charles Edward Mudie

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 10 4. 10 4. 10 10

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 199, p. 119

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Original text and translations

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1  Jesus, who calledst little ones to Thee,
 To Thee I come;
O take my hand in Thine, and speak to me,
 And lead me home;
Lest from the path of life my feet should stray,
And Satan prowling make Thy lamb his prey.

2  I love to think that Thou with holy feet
 My path hast trod;
Along life's common lanes an dusty street
 Hast walked with God;
On Mary's bosom drawn an infant's breath,
And served Thy parents dear at Nazareth.

3  O gentle Jesus, make this heart of mine,
 So full of sin,
As holy, harmless, undefiled, as Thine,
 And dwell therein;
Then God my Father I, like Thee, shall know,
And grow in wisdom as in strength I grow.

4  To Thee, my Saviour, then, with morning light
 Glad songs I'll raise,
My saddest hours and darkest shall be bright
 With silent praise;
And should my work or play my thoughts employ,
Thy will shall be my law, Thy love my joy.