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The Children's Friend

In heaven and in our hearts He liveth

Tune: [In heaven and in our hearts He liveth]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 In heaven and in our hearts He liveth,
The children’s Friend so good and mild;
Each little one He gently leadeth,
And loves each happy, trusting child.
His name is Jesus, Saviour dear,
And when they call, He’s ever near.

2 More tender far than loving mother;
More strong than father kind and true,
This Friend will little children cherish
And comfort them their whole lives through.
His name is Jesus, Saviour dear,
And when they call, He’s ever near.

3 Then take my hand and gently lead me,
Thou Friend of children good and wise,
In ways of peace, in pleasant meadows,
Where streamlets flow ‘neath sunny skies.
And as Thou truly lovest me,
So may I love Thee faithfully.

Source: Elmhurst Hymnal: and orders of worship for the Sunday school, young people's meetings and church services #128

Text Information

First Line: In heaven and in our hearts He liveth
Title: The Children's Friend
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Elmhurst Hymnal #128

Music for the Junior Choir #d26

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The Children's Hymnal #26

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