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What can Little Hands Do?

O what can little hands do

Author: Grace W. Hinsdale
Published in 78 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O what can little hands do
to please the King of heaven?
The little hands some work may try,
to help all those in poverty:
such grace to mine be given.

2 O what can little lips do
to please the King of heaven?
The little lips can praise and pray,
and gentle words of kindness say:
such grace to mine be given.

3 O what can little eyes do
to please the King of heaven?
The little eyes can upward look,
can learn to read God's holy book:
such grace to mine be given.

4 O what can little hearts do
to please the King of heaven?
Young hearts, if God His Spirit send,
can love their Maker, Saviour, Friend:
such grace to mine be given.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #565

Author: Grace W. Hinsdale

Hinsdale, Grace Webster, née Haddock, a Congregationalism daughter married to Theodore Hinsdale, a lawyer of New York, in 1850. Mrs. Hinsdale is a contributor to the periodical press, and has published Coming to the King, a Book of Daily Devotion for Children, 1865; republished in England as Daily Devotions for Children, 1867. Her hymns include :— i. From Coming to the King, 1865. 1. A light streams downward from the sky. Heaven. 2. My soul complete in Jesus stands (1855). Safety in Jesus. ii. From Schaff’s Christ in Song, N.Y., 1869. 3. Are there no wounds for me? Passiontide. Written April, 1868. 4. Jesus, the rays divine. Jesus ever present. Written July, 1868. 5. There was no angel 'midst the throng. Jesus, the D… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O what can little hands do
Title: What can Little Hands Do?
Author: Grace W. Hinsdale
Copyright: Public Domain


O what can little hands do? [Value of Little Things.] We find this popular hymn for children in the American Tract Society's Happy Voices, 1865, No. 136, in 5 stanzas of 5 lines, and signed "Farin."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #565

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