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Have you ever heard the story That the holy Father tells

Have you ever heard the story That the holy Father tells

Author: Mary Feary
Tune: [Have you ever heard the story] (Sherwin)
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Have you ever heard the story
That the Holy Father tells,
To His angels there in glory,
Of His children, loved so well?

O, be glad, ye children,
Blessèd little children,
Yes, be glad, ye children,
For Jesus loves you well.

2 All the angels cease their singing,
While they hear the Father tell
Of His darling Son so willing
To redeem the souls that fell. [Refrain]

3 Then the happy angels winging
Bright their way thro’ realms above,
Listened to the children, singing,
Of the dear Redeemer’s love. [Refrain]

4 Back they flew to thrones all shining,
And from golden harp strings rang
Sweetest music, ever shining,
With the song the children sang. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10265

Author: Mary Feary

19th Century We have little data on this author, except that Feary was her maiden name. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you ever heard the story That the holy Father tells
Author: Mary Feary
Refrain First Line: O, be glad, ye children, blessed little children
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10265
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #10265

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