Children, Can You Tell Me Why?

Children, can you tell us why Jesus came from heaven to die?

Tune: [Jesus, Savior, pilot me] (Gould)
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Children, can you tell me why
Jesus came to bleed and die?
He was happy high above,
Dwelling in His Father’s love,
Yet He left His joy and bliss,
For a wicked world like this.

2 Children, I will tell you why
Jesus left His home on high;
He is gracious, full of love,
Kind, and gentle as a dove,
So He would not live alone,
Tho’ He sat upon a throne.

3 We were all by sin undone,
Yet He loved us, ev’ry one;
So to earth He kindly came,
On the cross to bear our shame,
And to wash away our guilt
In the precious blood He spilt.

4 He who for our sins was slain,
Lives and dwells above again,
Where He’s waiting to receive
All who will His love believe;
This, dear children, this is why
Jesus came to bleed and die.


Source: Choice Hymns of the Faith #440

Text Information

First Line: Children, can you tell us why Jesus came from heaven to die?
Title: Children, Can You Tell Me Why?
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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Action Songs for Boys and Girls, Vol.5 #d1

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Choice Hymns of the Faith #440

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Echo to Happy Voices #43

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Hymns of Grace and Truth #323

Hymns of Grace and Truth. 2nd ed. #d42

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Sabbath School Songs #6

Sunday School Hymns. New and improved ed. #d7

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The Sabbath School Harp #S6

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The Sunday School Chant and Tune Book #21

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