Jesus, Friend of All the Children

Jesus, friend of all the children

Author: Walter Mathams
Tune: [Jesus, Friend of little children] (Maunder)
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus, friend of little children,
Be a friend to me;
Take my hand, and ever keep me
Close to thee.

2 Teach me how to grow in goodness,
daily as I grow;
Thou hast been a child, and surely
Thou dost know.

Author: Walter Mathams

Mathams, Walter John, was born in London, Oct. 30, 1853. Early in life he went to sea; but on returning through Palestine to England he began to study for the Ministry. In 1874 he entered the Regent's Park Baptist College as a Student, and subsequently had a pastoral charge at Preston, Lancashire. In 1879, his health failing, he went for a time to Australia and other places. Returning to England, he became, in 1883, minister at Falkirk, Scotland, and in 1888, at Birmingham. Whilst a student, he published a small volume of hymns and poems as At Jesus' Feet, (1876). He is also the author of several religious books of a popular character, as: Fireside Parables, 1879; Sunday Parables, 1883, &c. His principal hymns are:— 1. Bright falls the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, friend of all the children
Title: Jesus, Friend of All the Children
Author: Walter Mathams
Language: English
Publication Date: 1957
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1957.



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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #842

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