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The Little Captive Maid

Long, long ago, a captive maid

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Long, long ago, a captive maid,
A wondrous message gave;
For she believed in Israel’s God,
With power to help and save.
The word she spoke, the truth she told,
Her haughty master moved;
And when he sought the way aright,
The way of life it proved.

2 No help or cure was in her hand,
She was a captive maid;
But she could tell the way to go,
To gain the prophet’s aid.
The sore disease and wasting pain
Were lost in Jordan’s save;
The Syrian captain learned that God
Was strong to help and save.

3 So children now can spread the news
Of Jesus’ power to cure;
To heal the weary, sin sick heart,
And make the spirit pure.
’Tis Jesus only who can save
As in the olden day;
And all may find Him if they will—
A child may point the way.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8103

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Long, long ago, a captive maid
Title: The Little Captive Maid
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8103
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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