Children, Come With Joy And Praise

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1 Children, come with joy and praise
And to God sweet anthems raise;
We shall hear the wondrous story
Of His goodness, might and glory,
And extol His holy name.

2 He, who sends His angels mild
To protect each little child,
From your birth has you befriended
And His arm to you extended
With a Father's loving care.

3 Of His blessing, rich and fair,
He was made the child and heir,
For He said His kingdom holy
Shall to those be given solely
Who like children have become.

4 When to Christ ye were baptized,
Ye beam the highly prized
Who His kingdom shall inherit
And be lifted by the Spirit
To a place with Him above.

5 When the world attempts to sway
You to leave His word and way,
Flee then to your heav'nly Father,
In His arms He will you gather
And protect you by His might.

6 Children, cast on Him your cares,
He will hear your childlike prayers.
He is here among us present
With His light and grace incessant
When we pray in Jesus' name.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #351

Author: C. J. Brandt

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Translator: J. C. Aaberg

Jens Christian Aaberg (b. Moberg, Denmark, 1877; d. Minneapolis, MN, 1970) immigrated to the United States in 1901. Educated at Grand View College and Seminary in Des Moines, Iowa, he entered the ministry of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and served congregations in Marinette, Wisconsin; Dwight, Illinois; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Aaberg wrote Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark (1945), translated at least eighty hymns from Danish into English, and served on four hymnal committees. In 1947 King Frederick of Denmark awarded him the Knight Cross of Denmark. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Children, come with joy and praise
Title: Children, Come With Joy And Praise
Danish Title: Kommer, smaa med Kinden rød
Author: C. J. Brandt
Translator: J. C. Aaberg
Meter: 7.7.8.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAA

DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAA is an anonymous Danish tune said to be the work of an old man unversed in music composition (around 1840). The tune was first published in Andreas Berggren's Melodier til den af Roeskildes Praesteconvent udgivne Psalmebog (1853). A charming tune, DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAA i…

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