When the children sing

There's a blessed hour to my heart most dear

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [There's a blessed hour to my heart]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a blessed hour, to my heart so dear,
Sweetest joy its moments bring;
And the chimes of heav’n I seem to hear,
At the hour when the children sing.

Refrain:
At the hour, happy hour, when the children sing!
At the hour, happy hour, when the children sing!
Then life’s joys are dear, and heav’n is near,
At the hour when the children sing.

2 How their happy voices in gladness blend,
As they worship Christ the King;
Oh, the sweetest songs to him ascend,
At the hour when the children sing. [Refrain]

3 O that happy hour, passing swiftly by,
Like a bird on shining wing!
How our hearts uplift to God on high,
At the hour when the children sing. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #55

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a blessed hour to my heart most dear
Title: When the children sing
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: At the hour, happy hour, when the children sing

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Precious Jewels of Sacred Song #d236

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United Praise #55

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