O come, dear child, along with me

O come, dear child, along with me

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Tune: ST. MONICA
Published in 11 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O come, dear child, along with me,
And look on yonder clear blue sky,
The moon is shining bright, you see,
And stars are twinkling up on high.

2 'Tis there, my child, far, far above,
That Heaven's eternal Kingdom lies,
There holy Angels dwell in love,
And tears are wiped from off all eyes.

3 It is a happy, happy place,
Without a sorrow, pain, or care,
There you may see the Saviour's face,
Who loves to take good children there.

4 O pray each night that God may bless,
And keep you while one earth you stay,
And give you endless happiness,
When from the earth you pass away.

Amen.

Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #214

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander

As a small girl, Cecil Frances Humphries (b. Redcross, County Wicklow, Ireland, 1818; Londonderry, Ireland, 1895) wrote poetry in her school's journal. In 1850 she married Rev. William Alexander, who later became the Anglican primate (chief bishop) of Ireland. She showed her concern for disadvantaged people by traveling many miles each day to visit the sick and the poor, providing food, warm clothes, and medical supplies. She and her sister also founded a school for the deaf. Alexander was strongly influenced by the Oxford Movement and by John Keble's Christian Year. Her first book of poetry, Verses for Seasons, was a "Christian Year" for children. She wrote hymns based on the Apostles' Creed, baptism, the Lord's Supper, the Ten Commandment… Go to person page >

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First Line: O come, dear child, along with me
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Christian Chorals, for the Chapel and Fireside #202

Songs of Praise and Prayer #d199

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Songs of Praise and Prayer #282

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d151

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #165

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The Church Praise Book #552

The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d154

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The Primary and Junior Hymnal #159

The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d137

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #384

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Voices of Praise #214

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