Children the Wide World Over

Children the wide world over

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [Follow the steps of Jesus]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Children, the wide world over,
Rally round your king;
Join in the angel chorus,
Let your voices ring.
Once in a lowly manger,
Now exalted high;
Children, the wide world over,
Sing, for the time draws nigh!

O children, rally round Him,
Who was laid in manger low;
The kingly Babe whose advent night
Was lit by star’s bright glow.
O children, rally round Him,
On His birth night, welcome sing!
Let earth respond while Heaven sings!
O sing! little children, sing!

2 Children, the wide world over,
Tell the story sweet;
Teach other hearts to praise Him;
Bring them to His feet.
Come, as the sages, bearing,
Gifts, in worship true,
Bring as your gift to Jesus
Some one to love Him too. [Refrain]

3 Tell how the Babe of Heaven
Came in matchless love—
Came from the heights of glory
That dear love to prove.
Tell how He brought salvation
To this world below!
Tell how He gives in mercy
Balm for the whole world’s woe. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9698

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Children the wide world over
Title: Children the Wide World Over
Author: Flora Kirkland
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O children, rally round Him
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9698
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The Cyber Hymnal #9698

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