O come, dear child, along with me

O come, dear child, along with me

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Published in 11 hymnals

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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.


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

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander

Alexander, Cecil Frances, née Humphreys, second daughter of the late Major John Humphreys, Miltown House, co. Tyrone, Ireland, b. 1823, and married in 1850 to the Rt. Rev. W. Alexander, D.D., Bishop of Derry and Raphoe. Mrs. Alexander's hymns and poems number nearly 400. They are mostly for children, and were published in her Verses for Holy Seasons, with Preface by Dr. Hook, 1846; Poems on Subjects in the Old Testament, pt. i. 1854, pt. ii. 1857; Narrative Hymns for Village Schools, 1853; Hymns for Little Children, 1848; Hymns Descriptive and Devotional, 1858; The Legend of the Golden Prayers 1859; Moral Songs, N.B.; The Lord of the Forest and his Vassals, an Allegory, &c.; or contributed to the Lyra Anglicana, the S.P.C.K. Psalms and Hym… Go to person page >

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



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Songs of Praise and Prayer #d199

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Songs of Praise and Prayer : for the Sunday School and Social Meeting #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: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #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: for school and church and home #214

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