A little child may know

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1. A little child may know
Our Father's name of love;
'Tis written o'er 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 love to me.

3. The birds that sweetly sing,
The moon that shines by night,
With every tiny living things
Rejoicing in the light,

4. And every star above,
Set in the deep blue sky,
Assure me that our God is love
And tell me He is nigh.

Source: The Children's Hymnbook #9

Author: Jane Elizabeth 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 >

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First Line: A little child may know
Author: Jane Elizabeth Leeson



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