In the Temple

Representative Text

1 Long ago within the temple
Stood a little boy one day,
And the doctors wondered greatly
At the words they heard Him say.

It was Jesus Christ, our Saviour!
He was but a little child,
But the light of Heaven was shining
In His face so pure and mild.

2 With the teachers there they found Him,
Though a lowly, learning youth,
But His answers as He told them
Were complete with heavenly truth. [Refrain]

4 Let us ever then be eager
To sit down at Jesus' feet,
To be learning from our Saviour,
And His lessons to repeat. [Refrain]

Source: The Children's Hymnbook #98

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the temple, in the temple
Title: In the Temple
Author: Flora Kirkland
Language: English
Refrain First Line: It was Jesus! It was Jesus!
Publication Date: 1921
Copyright: Public Domain



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