I Am a Little Soldier

I am a little soldier, and, though not very old

Author: Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers
Published in 14 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I am a little soldier,
And but a few years old;
I mean to fight for Jesus,
And wear a crown of gold.
I know He makes me happy,
And loves me all the day;
I’ll be His little soldier,
The Bible says I may.

2 I love my blessèd Jesus,
Because He first loved me;
And if I do not fear Him,
How wicked I would be.
He gives me all the comfort
That I enjoy this day;
I mean to live for Jesus,
In all I do or say,

3 I now can do but little,
Yet I’ll do all I can;
That when my life is ended,
I may be happy then.
God help to keep me earnest,
In all I do or say;
I want to work for Jesus,
For He’s the Truth, the Way.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15382

Author: Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers

Jersey, Margaret Elizabeth Villiers, née Leigh, Countess of, eldest daughter of Lord Leigh, of Stoneleigh, in the county of Warwick, was born Oct. 29,1849, and in 1872 was married to the Earl of Jersey. In 1871 the Religious Tract Society published a small collection of her hymns and poems under the title of Hymns and Poems for very Little Children. A second series under the same title appeared in 1875. They "were mostly written by Lady Jersey before she married, for the use of a little sister, it being difficult to find hymns composed in language simple enough for a very young child." And certainly they are distinguished by a charming simplicity both of thought and language. Six of these hymns were included in W. R. Stevenson's School Hy… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am a little soldier, and, though not very old
Title: I Am a Little Soldier
Author: Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #15382
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The Cyber Hymnal #15382

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