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Children, you have gone astray

Children, you have gone astray

Author: J. Burton
Published in 8 hymnals

Author: J. Burton

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First Line: Children, you have gone astray
Author: J. Burton
Copyright: Public Domain


Children, you have gone astray. J. Burton. [Invitation.] Contributed to the Child's Companion, April 1834, in 3 stanzas of 6 lines. In 1840 it was repeated in the Sunday School Union Hymn Book, and again in the author's One Hundred Hymns, 1850. It is given in several modern collections for children.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

American Sunday School Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #a183

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #aa183

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d30

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #183

The Evergreen #d12

The Sabbath Chimes #d26

The Voice of Praise #d29

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