Far away in old Judea

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1 Far away in old Judea
Lived the gentle Lord of Love.
Happy children gathered round him
Everywhere that he might move.
And they sometimes left their play,
Just to follow him all day.

2 Oh, what wondrous tales he told them
Of our Father's thoughtful care;
How he loves us, leads us, keeps us,
Every day and everywhere;
That we never need to fear,
Since his help is always near!

Source: Sing for Joy: a songbook for young children #20

Author: Walter J. Mathams

Mathams, Walter John, was born in London, Oct. 30, 1853. Early in life he went to sea; but on returning through Palestine to England he began to study for the Ministry. In 1874 he entered the Regent's Park Baptist College as a Student, and subsequently had a pastoral charge at Preston, Lancashire. In 1879, his health failing, he went for a time to Australia and other places. Returning to England, he became, in 1883, minister at Falkirk, Scotland, and in 1888, at Birmingham. Whilst a student, he published a small volume of hymns and poems as At Jesus' Feet, (1876). He is also the author of several religious books of a popular character, as: Fireside Parables, 1879; Sunday Parables, 1883, &c. His principal hymns are:— 1. Bright falls the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Far away in old Judea
Author: Walter J. Mathams



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Sing for Joy #20

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Song and Play for Children #d9

Songs for Little Children #d10

Songs of Praise for Schools #d16

The Junior Hymnal #d23

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