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Jesus, Friend of little children, let me one too

Jesus, Friend of little children, let me one too

Author: Walter J. Mathams
Published in 64 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Jesus, friend of little children,
let me one too;
take my hand, and ever keep me
close to you.

2 Teach me how to grow in goodness,
daily as I grow.
You have been a child, and surely
you must know.

3 Never leave me, nor forsake me;
ever be my friend;
for I need you, from life's dawning
to its end.

Source: Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #340

Author: Walter J. 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 little children, let me one too
Author: Walter J. Mathams

Tune

[Jesus, Friend of little children] (Maunder)


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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FARNHAM (Wheeler)


Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3313
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #651
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #146a
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #146b
The Cyber Hymnal #3313TextScoreAudio
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #340Text
Include 59 pre-1979 instances



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