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Friend of the Children

O Friend of the children, we ask thee today

Author: W. N. Yates
Tune: [O Friend of the children, we ask thee to-day]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, Friend of the children, we ask thee today,
A blessing of grace to bestow,
To take ev’ry sin from our hearts far away,
And wash them and make them like snow.

Oh, take sin away, oh, take sin away,
And a blessing of grace now bestow;
Oh, Friend of the children, we ask thee today
To wash us and make “us like snow.”

2 We love the old story of thy boundless love,
For children that love here below,
How thou in thy goodness hast come from above,
A blessing on all to bestow. [Refrain]

3 We praise thee for blessings received here today,
For grace and for love freely giv’n,
For book of all books that will point us the way,
To a beautiful home in heaven. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #146

Author: W. N. Yates

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Text Information

First Line: O Friend of the children, we ask thee today
Title: Friend of the Children
Author: W. N. Yates
Refrain First Line: O take sin away, o take sin away
Publication Date: 1893
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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Pearls of Praise #146

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