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God, who hath made the daisies

God, who hath made the daisies

Author: Edwin Paxton Hood
Published in 28 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

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1 God, who hath made the daisies
And ev'ry lovely thing;
He will accept our praises,
And hearken while we sing.
He says, though we are simple,
Though ignorant we be,
"Suffer the little children,
And let them come to Me."

2 Though we are young and simple,
In praise we may be bold;
The children in the temple
He heard in days of old.
And if our hearts are humble,
He says to you and me,
"Suffer the little children,
And let them come to Me."

3 He sees the bird that wingeth
Its way o'er earth and sky;
He hears the lark that singeth
Up in the heaven so high;
He sees the heart's low breathings,
And says (well pleased to see),
"Suffer the little children.
And let them come to Me."

4 Therefore we will come near Him,
And joyfully we'll sing;
No cause to shrink or fear Him,
We'll make our voices ring:
For in our temple speaking,
He says to you and me,
"Suffer the little children.
And let them come to Me."

Amen.

Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #164

Author: Edwin Paxton Hood

Hood, Edwin Paxton, was born in Half-moon Street, London, Oct. 24, 1820. He was self-educated. In 1852 he became the Independent Minister at Nibley, Gloucestershire, where lie remained until 1857, when he removed to Offord Road, London. He held several charges (Brighton, Manchester, &c), the last being Falcon Square, London. He died in Paris, June 12, 1885. Mr. Hood was a striking and suggestive preacher, and one of the most voluminous writers of the age. His published works, including The Age and its Architects, 1862; Exposition of Swedenborg, 1854; Lamps of the Temple, 1856; Thomas Carlyle, 1875; Oliver Cromwell, 1882, &c, are too numerous to give in detail. He also edited (and was the chief contributor to) The Eclectic Review for 8 year… Go to person page >

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First Line: God, who hath made the daisies
Author: Edwin Paxton Hood

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