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 Saviour,
And to the Father cry;
A rest from every trouble,
From sin and danger 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 crown for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
And all who look for Jesus
Shall wear it by and by;
A crown of brightest glory,
Which he will then bestow
On those who found his favor,
And loved his Name below.

Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #592

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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Sunday School Service and Hymn Book arranged by the Sunday School Committee #d160

Sunday School Songs. 3rd ed. #d131

The A. M. E. Zion Hymnal #d534

The Alleluia #d230

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The Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the church scool, and the mid-week meeting #52

The American Hymnal #d591

The Babies' Hymnal #d16

The Best Loved Hymns and Prayers of the American People #d333

The Book of Common Praise #d592

The Book of Common Praise, being the Hymn Book of the Church of England in Canada. Annotated ed. #d677

The Calvary Hymnal for Sunday School, Prayer Meeting and Church Service #d308

The Chapel Hymnal with Tunes #d185

The Children's Hymnal #d265

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d202

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #178

The Children's Hymnary #d126

The Choral Hymnal #d227

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The Church and Sunday-School Hymnal #313

The Church Hymnal: the official hymnal of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (13th ed.) #d431

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The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #550

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The Church School Hymnal with Tunes #168

The Concordia Hymnal. Rev. #d375

The Concordia Hymnal: a Hymnal for Church, School and Home. Rev. 1st word ed. #d375

The Corona #d123

The Crowning Triumph #d120

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The Cyber Hymnal #6484

The English Hymnal #607

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d730

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The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #553

The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d617

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The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #81

The Hymnal for Schools #d185

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d642

The Hymnal: Army and Navy #542

The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d205

The Institute Hymnal #d176

The Junior Hymnal and Suggested Orders of Worship #d255

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The Junior Hymnal, Containing Sunday School and Luther League Liturgy and Hymns for the Sunday School #297

The Junior Methodist Hymnal #d115

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The King's Praises: A Collection of Junior Songs #2

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The Methodist Hymnal #680

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The Methodist Sunday School Hymnal #33

The Mission Hymnal. Enl. ed. #d189

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The New Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the Church School, and the mid-week meeting #52

The New Children's Hymnal #d291

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The New Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for Sunday Schools #122

The Northfield Hymnal #4 #d311

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The Packer Hymnal #181

The People's Hymn Book #d287

The Primary Hymnal #d120

The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d179

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The School Hymnal #258

The School Hymnary #d191

The Singing Choir #d128

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d810

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The Sunday School Hymnal #121

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The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #296

The Sunday School Serial No.1 #d25

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #382

The Trinity Hymnal, with Offices of Devotion #d75

The True Principles of the Science of Music #d34

The Young Churchman's Hymnal (Diocese of Western New York) #d53

The Young Churchman's Hymnal. 5th ed. #d54

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #53

Worship in Song #d272

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The Pilgrim Hymnal: with responsive readings and other aids to worship #491

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The Hymnal: as authorized and approved by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1916 #363a

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The Hymnal: as authorized and approved by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1916 #363b

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Concordia: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs #205

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Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #241

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The Sanctuary Hymnal, published by Order of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ #537

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Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #657a

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Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #657b

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The Hymnal : published in 1895 and revised in 1911 by authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America : with the supplement of 1917 #699

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Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #684

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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #606

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Christian Hymns: for church, school and home: with music #308

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The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #296

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #839

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Augsburg Songs No. 2: for Sunday schools and other services #126

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The Primary and Junior Hymnal #161

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Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #212

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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #558

The Book of Praise #789

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