He called a little child

He called a little child

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [“He called a little child”]
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1 “He called a little child,”—
The Lord Who loves us so,—
Called children to His side,
To bless them, long ago.

“He called a little child,”—
He calleth you and me;
Lord, keep us at Thy side,
That we may faithful be.

2 “He called a little child,”—
He loves the children still,—
Our Saviour meek and mild!
O, let us do His will. [Refrain]

3 In night-time and in day,
Our little life He sees;
O, let us ever pray,
That we our Lord may please. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #262

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

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First Line: He called a little child
Author: Flora Kirkland
Copyright: Public Domain


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