Lord, teach a sinful child to pray

Lord, teach a sinful child to pray

Author: Jane Taylor
Published in 43 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 #54

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, teach a sinful child to pray
Author: Jane Taylor
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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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BROWN (Bradbury)

BALERMA (Barthélemon)



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A Child's Garden of Song #d36

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #d156

Cherub Choir #d13

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Hymns and Songs for Church Schools #d113

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #A10

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d137

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #214

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

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One Hundred Progressive Hymns #16

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

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Sabbath School Songs #22b

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

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #504

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d241

The Children's Hymnal #d171

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The Children's Hymnal and Service Book #84


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The Golden Promise #d64

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The New Shining Star #107b

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The Presbyterian Juvenile Psalmodist #32a

The Primary Hymn Book, Hymns and Songs for Little Children #d57

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The Shining Star #45b

The Sunday School Banner #d88

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The Sunday School Singing Book #28

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The Wesleyan Minstrel #136

Union Hymns. Rev. #d230

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Young Singer's Friend #176

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