Long Ago

Representative Text

1 Long ago, when little children
Came the loving Lord to see,
Just such little ones as we.
Jesus bless'd them,
Jesus lov'd them,
Just such little ones as we.

2 While he on the earth was living,
If he saw one meek and mild,
Gentle, truthful, and forgiving,
Well he lov'd that little child.

3 Though he died, he lives heaven,
And his care enfolds us still,
To us all his love is given
When we do his holy will.

Source: The Little Seraph: in seven character notes, for churches and Sunday-schools #163a

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canady Slade USA 1826-1882. Born in Fall River, MA, she was well-educated and became a minister's wife, teacher, and poet. She was assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education. She also authored hymns, Sunday school materials and books on education, primarily used for training teachers. She authored a children's magazine, “Wide-awake”. She and her husband were active in the underground railroad (helping slaves achieve their freedom). She spent her whole life living in the same town. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Long ago when little children
Title: Long Ago
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Love and blessing, love and blessing
Copyright: Public Domain



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