The song for September is May I Come and Learn From Thee.  I created a baseline for a song, but I did not have any words.  I searched through a list of public domain songs and found this hymn written by Ms. Grace J. Frances.  I was confused by the line in the song “Gentle Savior, meek and lowly”.  I did not like singing that Jesus was meek and lowly.  The song is based on Matthew 11 verses 25 through  30. The term meek and lowly refer to who Jesus revealed the truth.

(29) Take my yoke upon you.—As the teaching of the Pharisees was a yoke too grievous to be borne, so the yoke of Christ is His teaching, His rule of life, and so is explained by the “learn of Me” that follows. (Comp. Ecclesiasticus 51:26.)

I am meek and lowly in heart.—The stress lies upon the last words. Others might be lowly with the lowliness which is ambition’s ladder, but pride and self-assertion were reigning in their hearts. The Christ, in His infinite sympathy with men of all classes and conditions, could boldly incur the risk of seeming to boast of His humility, in order that He might win men to come and prove by experience that He was able and willing to give them rest, to hear the tale of their sorrows, and to turn from none with scorn.

Matthew 11 New International Version (NIV)

The Father Revealed in the Son

25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.

26 Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

May I Come to Thee – Song

Ms. Grace J. Frances – William Mitchell

Gentle Savior, meek and lowly

Precious name so dear to me

I would take Thy yoke and bear it

May I come and learn of thee

Gentle Savior, meek and lowly

At Thy feet I humbly bow

Hear, O Hear my earnest pleading,

Seal the heart I offer now

I would make a full surrender

Of my all and all, to thy control

In the path of life eternal,

Only Thou can lead my soul

I am weak and heavy laden

On Thy bosom let me rest

From the power of sin defend me

Be Thou still my welcome guest

May I come to learn from thee

the truth reveal to children like me

May I come to learn from thee

How your grace and love has set us free