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God Is Love

Little bird, little bird Singing in the tree

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock
Tune: [Little bird, little bird Singing in the tree] (55353)
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Little bird, little bird, singing in the tree,
Tell me pray, tell me pray, what your song may be?
Little child, little child, I will tell you true,
God is love, God is love, this I sing to you.

2 Little flower, little flower, in your dress so gay,
Tell me pray, tell me pray, what have you to say?
Little child, little child, I will tell you true,
God is love, God is love, He clothed me and you.

3 Pretty stars, pretty stars, shining all the night,
Tell my pray, tell me pray, why you look so bright?
Little child, little child, I will tell you true,
God is love, God is love, He bids us shine for you.

4 God is love, God is love, hear it ev’rywhere;
Ev’ry breeze through the trees sings it through the air.
Little child, little child, All things sing to you,
God is love, God is love, you must love Him too.

Source: Hymns and Carols #18

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock

Maltbie D. Babcock (b. Syracuse, NY, 1858; d. Naples, Italy, 1901) graduated from Syracuse University, New York, and Auburn Theological Seminary (now associated with Union Theological Seminary in New York) and became a Presbyterian minister. He served the Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. In Baltimore he was especially popular with students from Johns Hopkins University, but he ministered to people from all walks of life. Babcock wrote hymn texts and devotional, poems, some of which were published in The School Hymnal (1899). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Little bird, little bird Singing in the tree
Title: God Is Love
Author: Maltbie D. Babcock
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Cherub Choir #d10

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Hymns and Carols #18

Primary Music and Worship #d48

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Song and Study for God's Little Ones #38

The New Children's Hymnal #d178

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The Primary and Junior Hymnal #145

The Primary Cluster #d3

The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d113

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