How Gentle God’s Commands

First line: How gentle God’s commands! How kind his precepts / How gentle God’s command! / How gentle God’s commands / How gentle God’s commands! How kind / How gentle God’s command! How kind

Original language: English

Words: Philip Doddridge
Music: Hans Georg Nägeli


How Gentle God’s Commands
, 125


1. How gentle God’s commands!How kind his precepts are!Come, cast your burdens on the LordAnd trust his constant care.
2. Beneath his watchful eye,His Saints securely dwell;That hand which bears all nature upShall guard his children well.
3. Why should this anxious loadPress down your weary mind?Haste to your Heav’nly Father’s throneAnd sweet refreshment find.
4. His goodness stands approved,Unchanged from day to day;I’ll drop my burden at his feetAnd bear a song away.

How Gentle God’s Commands (Women)
, 314


1. How gentle God’s commands!How kind his precepts are!Come, cast your burdens on the LordAnd trust his constant care.
2. Beneath his watchful eye,His Saints securely dwell;That hand which bears all nature upShall guard his children well.
3. Why should this anxious loadPress down your weary mind?Haste to your Heav’nly Father’s throneAnd sweet refreshment find.
4. His goodness stands approved,Unchanged from day to day;I’ll drop my burden at his feetAnd bear a song away.

How Gentle God’s Commands
, 67


1. How gentle God’s commands!How kind his precepts are!Come, cast your burdens on the LordAnd trust his constant care.
2. Beneath his watchful eye,His saints securely dwell;That hand which bears all nature upShall guard his children well.
3. Why should this anxious loadPress down your weary mind?Haste to your heavenly Father’s throne,And sweet refreshment find.
4. His goodness stands approved,Unchanged from day to day;I’ll drop my burden at his feetAnd bear a song away.

These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

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X:314 Q:1/4=88 M:3/4 L:1/4 K:G B | (B G) B | (A F) A | G2 yy

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 125

Arr.: Lowell Mason

How Gentle God’s Commands (Women)

, 314

Arr.: Lowell Mason

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 9

How Gentle God’s Commands

, no. 27

Arr.: Lowell Mason

How Gentle God’s Commands

, no. 76

Arr.: Darwin Wolford

Prelude on “How Gentle God’s Commands”

, Jan 1992

Arr.: Weldon L. Whipple

Contributor: Weldon L. Whipple

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 11

Artist: Cayson Renshaw

Arr.: Nik Day

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 4

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 6

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 1

Artist: Relief Society choir

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 27

Arr.: Michael F. Moody

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 7

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 3

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

Arr.: Robert C. Bowden

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 125

Arr.: Lowell Mason

How Gentle God’s Commands (Women)

, 314

Arr.: Lowell Mason

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 2

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 125

Arr.: Lowell Mason

How Gentle God’s Commands (Women)

, 314

Arr.: Lowell Mason

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 5

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

How Gentle God’s Commands

, no. 16

Arr.: M. David Chugg

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 4

Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 1

Artist: Mormon Youth Chorus

How Gentle God’s Commands

, no. 10

Arr.: Robert Cundick

How Gentle God’s Commands

, no. 21

How Gentle God’s Commands

, no. 8d

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 67

How Gentle God’s Commands (Women’s Voices)

, 355

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 67

How Gentle God’s Commands (Women’s Voices)

, 355

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 67

How Gentle God’s Commands (Women’s Voices)

, 355

How Gentle God’s Commands

, 67

How Gentle God’s Commands (Women’s Voices)

, 355

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, 67

How Gentle God’s Commands

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Other Restoration-Based Denominations

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Other Restoration-Based Denominations

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Other Restoration-Based Denominations

How gentle God’s commands!

, 345

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

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Other Restoration-Based Denominations

How gentle God’s commands!

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Other Restoration-Based Denominations

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Other Restoration-Based Denominations

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Other Restoration-Based Denominations

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Other Restoration-Based Denominations

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Other Restoration-Based Denominations

How gentle God’s command!

, 248

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

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, 248

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

How gentle God’s command!

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Other Restoration-Based Denominations

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