Words by Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Tune: GENTLE JESUS by Martin Shaw (1875-1958)
Key signature: F major (1 flat)
1. Gentle Jesus, meek and mild, Look upon a little child, Pity my simplicity, Suffer me to come to thee.
2. Lamb of God, I look to thee, Thou shalt my example be; Thou art gentle, meek and mild; Thou wast once a little child.
3. Lord, I would be as Thou art; Give me an obedient heart; Thou art merciful and kind, Let me have Thy loving mind.
4. Loving Jesus, gentle Lamb, In Thy gracious hands I am; Make me, Savior, what Thou art, Live Thyself within my heart.
5. I shall then show forth thy praise, Serve thee all my happy days; Then the world shall always see Christ, the holy child, in me.
6. Fain I would to thee be brought, Gracious Lord, forbid it not; In the Kingdom of thy grace Give a little child a place.