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The First Commandment

Father, lead thy little children

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: FIRST COMMANDMENT
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 Father, lead Thy little children
Very early to Thy throne;
We will have no gods before Thee;
Thou art God and Thou alone.

Refrain:
Lead, O lead Thy little children
Very early to Thy throne;
We will have no gods before Thee;
Thou art God and Thou alone.

2 In the Bible Thou hast taught us
All our thoughts to Thee are known;
Thou canst see us in the darkness,
Thou art God, and Thou alone. [Refrain]

3 Though the heathen bow to idols
They have made of wood and stone,
We have Christian friends to tell us
Thou art God, and Thou alone. [Refrain]

4 Thou dost give us all our comforts,
Ev'rything we call our own
Comes from Thee our Heavenly Father,
Thou art God, and Thou alone. [Refrain]

Source: Little Branches No. 2: a collection of songs prepared especially for the primary and infant deparments of the sunday school #3

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, lead thy little children
Title: The First Commandment
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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