6484. There's a Friend for Little Children

1. There’s a friend for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
A friend who never changes,
Whose love will never die;
Our earthly friends may fail us,
And change with changing years,
This friend is always worthy
Of that dear name He bears.

2. There’s a rest for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
Who love the blessèd Savior,
And to the Father cry
A rest from every turmoil,
From sin and sorrow free,
Where every little pilgrim
Shall rest eternally.

3. There’s a home for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
Where Jesus reigns in glory,
A home of peace and joy
No home on earth is like it,
Nor can with it compare;
For everyone is happy
Nor could be happier there.

4. There’s a crown for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
And all who look for Jesus
Shall wear it by and by;
A crown of brightest glory,
Which He will then bestow
On those who found his favor
And loved His name below.

5. There’s a song for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
A song that will not weary,
Though sung continually;
A song which even angels
Can never, never sing
They know not Christ as Savior,
But worship Him as king.

6. There’s a robe for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
And a harp of sweetest music,
And palms of victory.
All, all above is treasured,
And found in Christ alone:
O come, dear little children
That all may be your own.

Text Information
First Line: There's a friend for little children
Title: There's a Friend for Little Children
Author: Albert Midlane (1859)
Meter: 86.76.76.76
Source: First published in Good News for the Little Ones, December 1859
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tunes: EDENGROVE, Samuel Smith, 1821-1917; INGRAVE, traditional tune, in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 607; LAS FLORES, George J. Fer­rei­ra, 1899
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: IN MEMORIAM (Stainer)
Composer: John Stainer (1875)
Meter: 86.76.76.76
Incipit: 33432 31123 45365
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875
Copyright: Public Domain



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