The Lord of little children

The Lord of little children

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [The Lord of little children]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Lord of little children,
Who lived and loved below,
Has bid us love our neighbor,
The Bible tells us so.

O may we learn the lesson,
The very first of all,
The lesson sweet and loving,
And spread the Master’s call.

2 The Lord Himself will teach us,
And help us day by day,
To find the other children,
Who do not know the way. [Refrain]

3 With joyous songs we praise Him,
He loves our songs we know,
He cares for all the children,
And longs His love to show. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #256

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord of little children
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: O may we learn the lesson
Copyright: Public Domain



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Primary and Junior Songs for Children's Day #d21

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The Excelsior Hymnal #256

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