Jesus, Friend of Little Children

Jesus, Friend of little children, Be a friend to me

Author: E. A. Hoffman
Published in 4 hymnals

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Author: E. A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, Friend of little children, Be a friend to me
Title: Jesus, Friend of Little Children
Author: E. A. Hoffman
Publication Date: 1905
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

Tune

DERWENT


[Jesus, Friend of little children] (Hoffman)


WESTRIDGE

WESTRIDGE is a charming two-line tune, effective precisely because "small is beautiful." Martin F. Shaw (PHH 49) composed it in 1929 for a children's hymn, “Jesus, Friend of Little Children,” and the tune was published in Songs of Praise for Boys and Girls (1930). Sing it in unison and use light…

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