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I love to think, though I am young

I love to think, though I am young

Author: Edwin Paxton Hood
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 I love to think, though I am young,
My Saviour was a child;
That Jesus walked this earth along,
With feet all undefiled.

2 He kept His Father's word of truth,
As I am taught to do;
And while He walked the paths of youth,
He walked in wisdom too.

3 I love to think that He who spake,
And made the blind to see,
And called the sleeping dead to wake,
Was once a child like me.

4 That He who wore the thorny crown,
And tasted death's despair,
Had a kind mother like my own,
And knew her love and care.

5 I know 'twas all for love of me
That He became a child,
And left the heavens, so fair to see,
And trod earth's pathway wild.

5 Then, Saviour, who wast once a child,
A child may come to Thee;
And oh! in all Thy mercy mild,
Dear Saviour, come to me.

Amen.

Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #265

Author: Edwin Paxton Hood

Hood, Edwin Paxton, was born in Half-moon Street, London, Oct. 24, 1820. He was self-educated. In 1852 he became the Independent Minister at Nibley, Gloucestershire, where lie remained until 1857, when he removed to Offord Road, London. He held several charges (Brighton, Manchester, &c), the last being Falcon Square, London. He died in Paris, June 12, 1885. Mr. Hood was a striking and suggestive preacher, and one of the most voluminous writers of the age. His published works, including The Age and its Architects, 1862; Exposition of Swedenborg, 1854; Lamps of the Temple, 1856; Thomas Carlyle, 1875; Oliver Cromwell, 1882, &c, are too numerous to give in detail. He also edited (and was the chief contributor to) The Eclectic Review for 8 year… Go to person page >

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First Line: I love to think, though I am young
Author: Edwin Paxton Hood

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