There's a friend for little children

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1 There's a friend for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
A friend Who never changes,
Whose love will never die;
Our earthly friends may fail us,
And change with changing years,
This friend is always worthy
Of that dear Name He bears.

2 There's a rest for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
Who love the blessed Savior,
And to the Father cry;
A rest from every turmoil,
From sin and sorrow free,
Where every little pilgrim
Shall rest eternally.

3 There's a home for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
Where Jesus reigns in glory,
A home of peace and joy;
No home on earth is like it,
Nor can with it compare;
For every one is happy
Nor could be happier there.

4 There's a song for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
A song that will not weary,
Though sung continually;
A song which even angels
Can never, never sing;
They know not Christ as Savior,
But worship Him as King.

5 There's a crown for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
And all who look for Jesus
Shall wear it by and by;
All, all above is treasured,
And found in Christ alone.
Lord, grant Thy little children
To know Thee as their own.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Albert Midlane

Midlane, Albert, was born at Newport, Isle of Wight, Jan. 23, 1825, and was engaged in business in that town for many years. To his Sunday school teacher he ascribes the honour of prompting him to poetic efforts: and the same teacher did much to shape his early life. His first printed hymn, "Hark! in the presence of our God," was written in September, 1842, at Carisbrooke Castle, and printed in the Youth’s Magazine in November of the same year. Since then he has written over 300, and of these a large proportion are in common use. They appeared in magazines and small mission hymn-books, including:— (1) The Youth's Magazine; (2) The British Messenger; (3) The London Messenger; (4) Trotter's Evangelical Hymn Book, 1860; (5) The Ambassador… Go to person page >

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First Line: There's a friend for little children
Author: Albert Midlane (1859)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English

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A Church of England Hymn Book: adapted to the daily services of the Church throughout the year #620
A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #382Page Scan
Action No.4 #d21
Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d317
Beginners Teachers' Manual #d36
Book of Common Praise #d573
Bright Blossoms of Song #d98
Carmina for Social Worship #d255
Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #179Page Scan
Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #240Page Scan
Children's Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #174Page Scan
Children's Praise #95Page Scan
Children's Praise No. 1 #19Page Scan
Choice Hymns of the Faith #d424
Choral Song #d230
Christian Chorals, for the Chapel and Fireside #196Page Scan
Christian Hymns: for church, school and home: with music #308TextPage Scan
Church Family Worship #572
Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #628
Church Hymnal, Third Edition #638
Church Hymns and Services, Published under License of the Church Pension Fund #d245
Church Hymns with Tunes #578
Church Hymns: with tunes (New ed.) #641Page Scan
Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #558TextPage Scan
Concordia: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs #205TextPage Scan
Everybody's Hymn Book for Church and Home #d312
Faith and Hope Hymns #d94
Gems from Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other Services #d157
Gems of Song: for the Sunday School #34Page Scan
Glad Tidings #d178
Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #684Page Scan
Gloria: a hymnal for use in Sunday schools, young people's societies, and devotional meetings #293Page Scan
Harmonies of Praise #d48
Helping Hands #d77
Hosanna for the Sunday School #115Page Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #755Page Scan
Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #813Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #648Page Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #282aPage Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #282bPage Scan
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #648Page Scan
Hymnal for children #d215
Hymnal for Church and Home #384TextPage Scan
Hymnal for Evangelical Sunday Schools #d61
Hymnal for Primary Classes: a collection of hymns and tunes, recitations and exercises, being a manual for primary Sunday-schools #16Page Scan
Hymnal for Schools #d184
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d755
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #327Page Scan
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada with Accompanying Tunes #d297
Hymnal, Church of the Brethren #d411
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition #576
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised #452
Hymns Ancient and Modern (Standard ed.) #337
Hymns and Carols for Church and Sunday-school #210Page Scan
Hymns and Prayers for Schools #d49
Hymns and Songs for Church Schools #d186
Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d199
Hymns and Tunes for Schools #303Page Scan
Hymns of Grace and Truth #355Page Scan
Hymns of Grace and Truth. 2nd ed. #d325
Hymns of Praise, with Tunes: selected for use in Sunday school, prayer meeting, and home circle #176Page Scan
Hymns of the Centuries: Sunday School Edition #d263
Hymns of the Living Church #377Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service for Sunday Schools #d241
Hymns of Worship and Service: for the Sunday School #119Page Scan
Hymns with Music for Children #d222
Immanuel Hymnal #d484
In Excelsis for School and Chapel #274Page Scan
In Excelsis for School and Chapel. l7th ed. #d269
In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #761Page Scan
Jewel Selections #d178
Junior Choir Anthems #d15
Junior Hymns #d111
Let Youth Sing #d93
Little Children's Book #d98
Little Children's Book: for Schools and Families #d98
Little Pilgrim Songs: for primary classes and singing in the home: a new collection of sacred and secular songs, (including motion songs) together with a number of services for anniversary occasions #76Page Scan
Lutheran Sunday School Hymnal. 9th ed. #d196
Manual for the chapel of Girard College #153Page Scan
Melody for the Sunday School #d96
Mennonite Hymn Book #d351
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #606Page Scan
New Junior Songs #d110
New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #557Page Scan
Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #175TextAudioPage Scan
Northfield Hymns for Young People #105Page Scan
Our Song Book : a collection of songs selected and edited expressly for the Sunday School of the First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church, Newark,N. J. #166Page Scan
Our Sunday School Hymnody #d96
Pilgrim Songs for the Sunday School #34Page Scan
Plymouth Sunday-School Hymnal #d200
Praise in Song #d200
Prayer and Praise Book #d168
Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #657aPage Scan
Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #657bPage Scan
S. Mary's hymnal: a collection of hymns, songs and carols for use at the Holy Eucharist, children's services, guild meetings, mission services #110Page Scan
Select Songs for School and Home #d145
Service and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d126
Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #592TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #446Audio
Small Church Music #6116Audio
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