Blessed Jesus, take my hand

I am but a little child, Starting for the heavenly land

Author: E. R. Latta
Tune: [I am but a little child] (Hanna)
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: E. R. Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

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First Line: I am but a little child, Starting for the heavenly land
Title: Blessed Jesus, take my hand
Author: E. R. Latta
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Take my hand, take my hand
Copyright: Public Domain


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