Children, listen to the Lord. [Public Worship.] This is an opening hymn for a children's service. It is given in Dr. T. Hastings's (American) Mother's Hymn Book, 1834, in 3 stanzas of 4 , lines and is there said to be from the “Union Minstrel."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)