Little [Christian] children, who would ever

Little [Christian] children, who would ever

Author: Esther Wiglesworth
Tune: HERBERT (13535)
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Little children, who would ever
Tread the safe and narrow way,
Jesus' footsteps long to follow,
And His gentle voice obey.

2 As a rough road often trodden,
Smooth and easy doth become,
So the straight and narrow pathway
Widens, brightens nearer Home.

3 Eye ne'er saw, nor ear hath heart it,
Neither can the heart conceive,
Of the joy which God prepareth,
For His children who believe.

4 Yet the Spirit doth reveal it,
Here we have our bliss in part,
Since, our heritage for ever,
God abideth in our heart.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #269

Author: Esther Wiglesworth

Wiglesworth, Esther, daughter of Thomas Wiglesworth, was born at 6 Bruce Terrace, Tottenham, Middlesex, in 1827, and is now (1891) Matron of the Magdalen Asylum, Streatham. She has composed a large number of small poetical works, and has contributed numerous hymns and poems to the periodical press. The works from which most of her hymns in common use are taken, are: Verses for the Sundays and Holidays of the Christian Seasons, 1863; (2) Verses for Christian Children, 1871; (3) Hymns for the Feasts, and other Verses, 1878; (4) Songs of Perseverance, 1885, &c. These hymns in common use include:— 1. Almighty Father, God of love. Morning. 2. Father, look upon Thy children. Confirmation. 3. God chooseth out the place. God the Gu… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Little [Christian] children, who would ever
Author: Esther Wiglesworth
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #439

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d134

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #161

The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d136

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The New Children's Hymnal #247

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #439

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Voices of Praise #269

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