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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Children's Praise #95

Our Sunday School Hymnody #d96

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The Sunday School Hymnal #121

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Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #240

Church Hymns with Tunes #578

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d202

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

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

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

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #178

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Hymns and Carols for Church and Sunday-school #210

Prayer and Praise Book #d168

The Children's Hymnary #d126

The Crowning Triumph #d120

A Church of England Hymn Book: adapted to the daily services of the Church throughout the year #620

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #327

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

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The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #553

Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada with Accompanying Tunes #d297

Jewel Selections #d178

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

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #755

The Chapel Hymnal with Tunes #d185

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d730

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Songs of Praise and Prayer : for the Sunday School and Social Meeting #281

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

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

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Children's Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #174

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Hymns of Praise, with Tunes: selected for use in Sunday school, prayer meeting, and home circle #176

Service and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d126

The Alleluia #d230

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Christian Chorals, for the Chapel and Fireside #196

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The Sunday School Serial No.1 #d25

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

Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d199

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Pilgrim Songs for the Sunday School #34

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

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Songs of Worship for the Sunday School #d224

The People's Hymn Book #d287

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

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The Choral Hymnal #d227

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

The School Hymnary #d191

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #53

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Manual for the chapel of Girard College #153

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

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Songs of the Covenant : for the Sabbath School, Prayer Meetings, etc. #219

The New Children's Hymnal #d291

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A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #382

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

The Corona #d123

The True Principles of the Science of Music #d34

Carmina for Social Worship #d255

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #179

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d317

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Hymnal for Schools #d184

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The Packer Hymnal #181

Helping Hands #d77

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In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #761

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #590

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

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Hosanna for the Sunday School #115

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The Church and Sunday-School Hymnal #313

Glad Tidings #d178

The Institute Hymnal #d176

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The School Hymnal #258


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