The children's Friend

The Savior loved the children

Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Tune: [The Saviour lov'd the children]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Saviour loved the children
Within the long ago;
He gave to them His blessing,
He sought each one to know.

O let us ever serve Him
Who is the children’s Friend,
For He will ever guide us
And keep us till the end.

2 The Saviour loves the children
As in the days of old;
His arms of love and mercy
About us He will fold! [Refrain]

3 With thoughts and words of kindness,
With shining deeds of love,
May we with gladness ever
Our love for Jesus prove! [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #41

Author: Alice Jean Cleator

Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926 Born: Cir­ca 1871, An­dre­as, Isle of Man, Eng­land. Died: Cir­ca April 27, 1926, Cleve­land, Ohio. Cleator’s family ev­i­dent­ly em­igrat­ed to Amer­i­ca in the 1870’s. She was liv­ing in Clar­idon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geau­ga Coun­ty, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York Ci­ty, re­tir­ing some time be­fore 1915. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Savior loved the children
Title: The children's Friend
Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Refrain First Line: O let us ever serve him
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