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Lord, Teach a Little Child to Pray

Lord, teach a little child to pray, To plead for mercy in Thy name

Author: Charles Walker Ray
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lord, teach a little child to pray,
To plead for mercy in thy name;
O turn me not in grief away,
When I thy precious promise claim.

Refrain:
Whene’er I turn my eyes to thee,
Regard my pray’r and pity me.

2 When suff’rers thronged thee long ago,
And thou such wondrous work didst do;
Relief was found in every woe,
And children were made welcome too. [Refrain]

3 Thy hands once held in fond caress
The little children on thy knee,
And to thy bosom thou didst press
The weak and helpless ones like me. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Jewels #82

Author: Charles Walker Ray

Rv Charles Walker Ray DD USA 1832-1917. Born at Otselic, NY, he became a Baptist minister. He was educated at Hamlton College, Clinton, NY. He earned his doctorate from Monongahela College, Jefferson, PA. That school closed in 1894. He pastored at North Stonington, CT, for a number of years. He also served at Plymouth, NY. He married Julia Tracy Sheffield, and they had a son, Arthur. He wrote a number of books and song books: “Grace Vernon Bussell, the heroine of western Australia” (1878); “Spicy breezes” (1883); “The day school crown” (1892); “The revival helper: a collection of songs for Christian work and worship” (1893); “Bright blossoms of song” (1895); “Zion’s delight” (1901); “The song of songs… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, teach a little child to pray, To plead for mercy in Thy name
Title: Lord, Teach a Little Child to Pray
Author: Charles Walker Ray
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Whenever I turn my eyes to thee
Copyright: Public Domain

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