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Ever patient, gentle, meek - The Perfect Example
(Charlotte Elliott/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Perfect Example.

"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 2,5)

1. Ever patient, gentle, meek,
  holy Saviour! was thy mind;
vainly in myself I seek
  likeness to my Lord to find;
yet that mind which was in thee,
may be, must be formed in me.

2. Days of toil, 'mid throngs of men,
  vexed not, ruffled not thy soul;
still collected, calm, serene,
  thou each feeling couldst control:
Lord, that mind which was in thee
may be, must be formed in me.

3. Though such griefs were thine to bear,
  for each sufferer thou couldst feel;
every mourner's burden share,
  every wounded spirit heal;
Saviour! let thy grace in me
form that mind which was in thee.

4. When my pain is most intense,
  let thy cross my lesson prove:
let me hear thee, e'en from thence,
  breathing words of peace and love:
Saviour! let thy grace in me
form that mind which was in thee.

Charlotte Elliott, Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott, 212-213.

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