Little Children of Jesus

Little children of Jesus, we carol His praise

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Little children of Jesus, we carol his praise]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Little children of Jesus, we carol his praise,
Praise our mighty Redeemer in childhood's bright days;
Jesus loves us, and folds us in tender embrace:
Like the sunbeams of morning, the smiles of his grace.

Sweetly sing, gladly sing,
Sweetly sing, gladly sing,
Little children of Jesus, our voices shall ring,
Oh, what happy hosannas to Jesus our King.

2 Like a bird in the heart, is the music of love,
Rising joyfully upward to Jesus above;
Dearer far to his sight, than the blossoms of spring,
Are the deeds of affection, his little ones bring. [Chorus]

3 Let us follow his word, praying daily to grow,
In his beautiful likeness, his glory to show;
He will give us his blessing, till, full of delight,
We shall sing hallelujah, in mansions so bright. [Chorus]

Source: Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #90

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Little children of Jesus, we carol His praise
Title: Little Children of Jesus
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sweetly sing, gladly sing
Copyright: Public Domain



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