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A Little Child May Know

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1 A little child may know
our Father's name of Love;
'tis written on the earth below,
and on the sky above.

2 Around me when I look,
His handiwork I see;
this world is like a picture-book
to teach His name to me.

3 The thousand little flowers
within our garden found,
the rainbow and the soft spring showers,
and every pleasant sound;

4 The birds that sweetly sing,
the moon that shines by night,
with every tiny living thing
rejoicing in the light;

5 And every star above,
set in the deep blue sky,
all tell me that our God is love,
and tell me He is nigh.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #109

Author: Jane Eliza Leeson

Leeson, Jane E.. The earliest work by Miss Leeson with which we are acquainted is her Infant Hymnings. Then followed Hymns and Scenes of Childhood, or A Sponsor's Gift (London, James Burns; Nottingham, Dearden), 1842, in which the Infant Hymnings were incorporated. Concerning Pt. ii. of the Hymns and Scenes, &c, Miss Leeson says, "For the best of the Poems in the second part, the Writer is indebted to a friend." In the Rev. Henry Formby's Catholic Hymns arranged in order for the principal Festivals, Feasts of Saints, and other occasions of Devotion throughout the Year, London, Burns and Lambert, N.D. [1851], "Imprimatur, N. Cardinalis Wiseman, May 3rd, 1853," her translation of Victimae Paschali (“Christ the Lord is risen to-day"), and he… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A little child may know
Title: A Little Child May Know
Author: Jane Eliza Leeson
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymnbook #109

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