Child of my love I hear him say

Child of my love I hear him say

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [“Child of my love” I hear Him say]
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1 “Child of my love” I hear Him say,
“Why will you longer go astray?
Come ere the dews of even fall,
Safe in the fold, there’s room for all.”

Refrain:
“Come, come, child of my love,”
Hear the Saviour call;
“Come, come,” Lord I come,
Take my life, my all.

2 “Child of my love your Saviour own,
Surely you cannot walk alone;
Many a sorrow you must bear,
I will your heavy burdens share.” [Refrain]

3 “Child of my love, my grace is free,
Why will you still a wand’rer be?
Sharp were the thorns for you I wore,
Come unto me, and roam no more.” [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #71

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Child of my love I hear him say
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Come, come, child of my love
Copyright: Public Domain

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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #71

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