Jesus, gentlest Saviour (James Christopher Marks)

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  • (Posted 2022-07-22)  CPDL #70080:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2022-07-22).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 94 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Jesus, gentlest Saviour
Composer: James Christopher Marks
Lyricist: Frederick William Faber
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1904

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Original text and translations

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The composer set verses 1-4, 8 & 9
Jesus, gentlest Savior!
God of might and power!
Thou Thyself art dwelling
In us at this hour.

Nature cannot hold Thee,
Heav’n is all too strait
For Thine endless glory,
And Thy royal state.

Out beyond the shining
Of the farthest star,
Thou art ever stretching
Infinitely far.

Yet the hearts of children
Hold what worlds cannot,
And the God of wonders
Loves the lowly spot.

Multiply our graces
Chiefly love and fear,
And, dear Lord! the chiefest—
Grace to persevere.

Oh, how can we thank Thee
For a gift like this,
Gift that truly maketh
Heav’n’s eternal bliss?