The Children's Song

I hear the children's voices

Author: Anne Gaskell
Tune: NORWOOD (31326)
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I hear the children's voices
In tender strains uprise,
Their carols sweetly blending
With hymns beyond the skies.

2 Christ smiled on little children,
And drew them to His breast;
"Of such is Heaven's kingdom,"
Of love, and joy, and rest.

3 They trust, and fear no evil,
Confiding, gentle, kind;
In simple faith, as children,
We happiness may find.

4 They sing their joyous carols,
With lips and hearts as free
As winds, and waves, and sunshine,
Or birds upon the tree.

5 They love the fields and flowers,
The fragrance, and the light;
And all this world of ours
For them is ever bright.

6 They love the name of Jesus,
They trust His tender care,
And all they know of Heaven,
Is - Christ Himself is there.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #268

Author: Anne Gaskell

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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Carols Old and Carols New #588

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Holy Voices #6

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #438

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Voices of Praise #268

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