Jesus, Friend, So Kind and Gentle   Leave a comment

Above:  Kids4Peace, Atlanta, Georgia, July 14, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Hymnbook (1955), Presbyterian and Reformed

Words by Philip E. Gregory (1886-1974)

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1.  Jesus, Friend, so kind and gentle,

Little ones we bring to thee;

Grant to them thy dearest blessing,

Let thine arms around them be;

Now enfold them in thy goodness,

From all danger keep them free.

2.  Thou who didst receive the children

To thyself so tenderly,

Give to all who teach and guide them,

Wisdom and humility,

Vision true to keep them noble,

Love to serve them faithfully.

3.  Grant to us a deep compassion

For thy children everywhere.

May we see our human family

Free from sorrow and despair,

And behold thy kingdom glorious,

In our world so bright and fair.

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