Loving Children

Little children, love each other

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Published in 30 hymnals

Representative Text

1 "Little children, love each other;"
'Tis the blessed Saviour's rule:
Every little one is brother
To his play-fellows at school.
We're all children of one Father,
That great God who reigns above;
Shall we quarrel? No: much rather
Would we dwell like him--in love.

2 He has placed us here together,
That we may be good and kind,
He is ever watching whether
We are one in heart and mind,
Who is stronger than the other?
Let him be the weak one's friend;
Who's more playthings than his brother,
He should like to give or lend.

3 All good children love each other,
Keeping thus the Saviour's rule;
Each one proves himself a brother
To his dear playmates at school.
All they have they share with others,
With kind looks and gentle words:
Thus they live like happy brothers,
And are known to be the Lord's.

Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #77b

Author: Elisha 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: Little children, love each other
Title: Loving Children
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Try to do, try to do unto others
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 30 of 30)

Glad Tidings #d47

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Hymnal for Primary Classes #75

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Hymnal for Primary Classes #75

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Hymns and Offices of Worship #147

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Hymns for Children (2nd ed.) #xxii

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d247

Hymns for Children. 3rd ed. #d13

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #A28

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #185

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #185

Hymns for the King's Children #d11

Linden Harp #d76

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Linden Harp #77b

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #147

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Primary Songs #55

Silver Star Song Echo, containing Temperance, Nursery, Kindergarten and Minstrel Songs #d32

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Songs for the Sabbath School and Vestry #S54

The Canadian Warbler #d87

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d206

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d202

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The Child's Song Book #16

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The Infant School and Nursery Hymn Book #5

The Message Bird #d49

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The Primary and Junior Hymnal #97

The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d118

The Sunday School Melodist #d57

Union Hymns. Rev. #d218

Union Hymns. Rev. #d222

Youthful Voices #d118

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