Little Children, Abide in Him

Little children, love to utter Little words in parents' ears

Author: Joseph Scriven
Tune: [Little children, love to utter]
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: Joseph Scriven

Joseph M. Scriven (b. Seapatrick, County Down, Ireland, 1819; d. Bewdley, Rice Lake, ON, Canada, 1886), an Irish immigrant to Canada, wrote this text near Port Hope, Ontario, in 1855. Because his life was filled with grief and trials, Scriven often needed the solace of the Lord as described in his famous hymn. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, he enrolled in a military college to prepare for an army career. However, poor health forced him to give up that ambition. Soon after came a second blow—his fiancée died in a drowning accident on the eve of their wedding in 1844. Later that year he moved to Ontario, where he taught school in Woodstock and Brantford. His plans for marriage were dashed again when his new bride-to-be di… Go to person page >

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First Line: Little children, love to utter Little words in parents' ears
Title: Little Children, Abide in Him
Author: Joseph Scriven
Language: English



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