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Come, children, hail the Prince of peace

Come, children, hail the Prince of peace

Tune: [Come, children, hail the Prince of Peace]
Published in 50 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Come, children, hail the Prince of Peace
Obey the Saviour's call;
Come, seek His face and taste His grace,
And crown Him Lord of all.

In the dewy time of youth, let us come,
Before the brown leaves fall;
He will guide us with His truth, let us come,
And crown Him Lord of all.

2 Ye lambs of Christ, your tribute bring,
Ye children, great and small;
Hosanna sing to Christ your King,
And crown Him Lord of all. [Chorus]

3 This Jesus will your sins forgive,
O haste! before Him fall;
For you He died, that you might live
To crown Him Lord of all. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #263

Text Information

First Line: Come, children, hail the Prince of peace
Refrain First Line: Crown him, crown him
Copyright: Public Domain


Come, children, hail the Prince of Peace. [Praise to Christ.] An anonymous hymn in 5 stanzas of 4 lines not traced beyond the Sunday School Hymn Book, Phila., 1820, i., No. 162, and the Silver St. S. Scholar's Companion (7th ed.), 1821. From the time of its insertion, in 1843, in Bateman's Sacred Melodies for Children, it has been growing in favour both in England and America. In the latter it is sometimes found, as in the Baltimore Sunday School Hymn Book, 1843, as "Come, let us praise the Prince of Peace”, the order of the stanzas being changed and the hymn altered. It is an imitation of “All hail the power of Jesus' Name."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 50 of 50)
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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #113

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Always Welcome #4

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #a84

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #aa84

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Bradbury's Sabbath School Melodies, and Family Choir #77

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Bright Jewels for the Sunday School #96

Christ in Song #d81

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Christ in Song #263

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Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book #263

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Hymns for First-Day Schools #45

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Hymns for First-Day Schools (Rev. and Enl.) #45

Hymns for the Use of Sabbath Schools #d3

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d55

Liturgy and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d27

New Standard Singer #d35

New Standard Singer, Pt. 1-7 #d36

Oriola #d31

Oriola #d29

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d26

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d39

Sabbath School Choir #d5

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #27

Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #17

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Song Anchor #10

Sunday School Hymn Book #d27

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Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #116

Sunday School Hymns #d28

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #202

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #84

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d64

The Confederate Sunday School Hymn Book #d16

The Dominion Hymnal #d31

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The Infant School and Nursery Hymn Book #17

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The New Sabbath School Hosanna #180c

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The Sabbath School Melodist #106

The Saint John's Church Sunday School Hymn Book #d15

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The Singing Book for Boys' and Girls' Meetings #129

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The Sunday School Chant and Tune Book #84

The Sunday School Child's Hymn Book. Rev. #d5

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The Sunday School Singing Book #35

The Union Singing Book #d11

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The Union Singing Book #22

The Young Churchman's Hymnal (Diocese of Western New York) #d11

The Young Churchman's Hymnal. 5th ed. #d11

Union Hymns. Rev. #d58

Union Hymns. Rev. #d58

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Young Singer's Friend #88

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