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Children of Jerusalem

Children of Jerusalem Sang the praise of Jesus' Name

Author: John Henley
Tune: INFANT PRAISE (English)
Published in 99 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Children of Jerusalem
Sang the praise of Jesus’ name;
Children, too, of modern days
Join to sing the Savior’s praise.

Hark, hark, hark, while infant voices sing,
Hark, hark, hark, while infant voices sing
Loud hosannas, loud hosannas,
loud hosannas to our King.

2 We are taught to love the Lord,
We are taught to read His word;
We are taught the way to heaven;
Praise for all to God be given. [Refrain]

3 Parents, teachers, old and young,
All unite to swell the song;
Higher and yet higher rise,
Till hosannas fill the skies. [Refrain]


Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #552

Author: John Henley

Born: March 18, 1800, Torquay, Devonshire, England. Died: May 2, 1842, Weymouth, England. Henley, John, born at Torquay, March 18, 1800; engaged for some years in circuit work as a Wesleyan minister; and died at Weymouth, May 2, 1842. His well-known and popular children's hymn for Palm Sunday, "Children of Jerusalem," appeared in the Wesleyan Sunday School Tune Book, in J. Curwen's Hymns & Chants, 1844, and in many modern collections for children. Orig. text in the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1879. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology  Go to person page >



The Cyber Hymnal #806
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #552

An Nou Chanté! #60

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #347

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Complete Mission Praise #70

Hymns and Psalms #163

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The Book of Praise #415


The Cyber Hymnal #806

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #397a

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #397b


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #834

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