Lord, teach a sinful child to pray

Lord, teach a sinful child to pray

Author: Jane Taylor
Published in 44 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Lord, teach this little child to pray,
And now accept my prayer;
Thou hearest every word I say,
For Thou art everywhere.

2. A little sparrow cannot fall
Unnoticed, Lord, by Thee;
And though I am so young and small,
Thou dost take care of me.

3. Teach me to do whate'er is right,
And when I sin, forgive;
And make it still my chief delight
To love Thee while I live.

Source: The Children's Hymnbook #44

Author: Jane Taylor

Taylor, Jane, the younger of two sisters, was born at London, Sept. 23, 1783. Her gift in writing verse displayed itself at an early age. Her first piece was printed in the Minor's Pocket Book for 1804. Her publications included Display, a tale, 1815; Essays in Rhymes, 1816; and the posthumous work edited by her brother, entitled The Contributions of Q. Q., 1824, being pieces in prose and verse from the Youth's Magazine, to which she had contributed under the signature of "Q. Q." She died at Ongar, Essex, April 13, 1824. Her Memoir and Poetical Remains, were published by her father in 1825. The joint productions of the two sisters, Ann Taylor Gilbert & Jane Taylor, were:-- (1) Original Poems, 1805; (2) Hymns for the Nursery, 1806; (3) Hym… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, teach a sinful child to pray
Author: Jane Taylor


BALERMA (Barthélemon)

BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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Instances (1 - 44 of 44)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Child's Garden of Song #d36
Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d156
Cherub Choir #d13
Early Blossoms: a collection of music for Sabbath schools, with rudiments #71aPage Scan
Happy Songs for Boys and Girls #d47
Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book: collected for the Sunday-school of their parishes by the rectors of St. Philip's and St. Jude's churches, Philadelphia #245Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Church Schools #d113
Hymns for Sunday Schools #A10Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d137
Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #214Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Arranged for the Sunday School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, Philadelphia #d110
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d259
Let Youth Praise Him #d90
Let Youth Praise Him. 2nd ed. #d70
Musical Leaves for Sabbath Schools #d75
One Hundred Progressive Hymns #16Page Scan
Oriola #d141
Oriola #d141
Our Hymns of Praise #d70
Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d151
Sabbath School Songs #22bPage Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #219Page Scan
Silver Gems in Song #d72
Songs of Praise #d185
Songs of Praise for Sunday Schools, Church Societies and the Home #d190
Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d333
Spring Blossoms #d52
Sunday School Hymn Book #d254
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #504Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d241
The Children's Hymnal #d171
The Children's Hymnal and Service Book #d119
The Children's Hymnbook #44Text
The Golden Promise #d64
The New Shining Star: a collection of tunes for Sunday Schools #107bPage Scan
The Presbyterian Juvenile Psalmodist #32aPage Scan
The Primary Hymn Book, Hymns and Songs for Little Children #d57
The Shining Star : A New Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Sunday Schools #45bPage Scan
The Sunday School Banner #d88
The Sunday School Singing Book: being a collection of hymns with appropriate music, designed as a guide and assistant to the devotional exercises of Sabbath schools and families...(3rd ed.) #28Page Scan
The Wesleyan Minstrel: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes. 2nd ed. #136Page Scan
Union Hymns. Rev. #d230
Union Hymns. Rev. #d233
Young Singer's Friend: or, the Lee Avenue collection of hymns and songs, sacred and secular, suitable for Sabbath schools, social circles, children's meetings, concerts, anniversaries, etc. #176Page Scan
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