Jesus, the children are calling

Jesus, the children are calling

Author: Annie Matheson
Published in 11 hymnals

Author: Annie Matheson

Matheson, Annie, eldest daughter of Rev. James Matheson, Congregational Minister, of Nottingham, was born at Blackheath, March, 1853, and resided at Notting Hill, London. She died in 1924. At an early age she showed considerable literary ability, her first hymn, "Jesus, the children are calling," being composed when she was only 13 years old. This hymn, attracting the attention of Dr. George MacDonald, was introduced by him to the notice of the editor of Good Words, who inserted it in that magazine, as a "Hymn by a Child." In 1869 appeared "I am weak and weary, Lord," and from that time Miss Matheson was a frequent contributor to Good Words, Macmillan, The Spectator, St. Nicholas, and other magazines, both English and American. Her illust… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, the children are calling
Author: Annie Matheson


Jesus, the children are calling, p. 719, i. Miss Matheson's hymn was brought under the notice of the editor of The Sunday Magazine (not Good Words), and appeared therein, June, 1868, p. 564. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Common Praise: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #669Page Scan
Hymnal for Schools #d92
Hymns for the King's Children #d62
Northfield Hymns for Young People #63Page Scan
Plymouth Sunday-School Hymnal #d93
Songs for Little Singers: A Collection of easy pieces for Beginners and Primary Departments of the Sunday School and for use at home #47Page Scan
The American Hymnal #d278
The Hymnal for Schools #d93
The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches #217
The Packer Hymnal #184Page Scan
The School Hymnal #268Page Scan
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