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

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

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

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

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

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Children's Praise #95

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Children's Praise No. 1 #19

Choice Hymns of the Faith #d424

Choral Song #d230

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Christian Chorals, for the Chapel and Fireside #196

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

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Church Hymns: with tunes (New ed.) #641

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

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Gems of Song: for the Sunday School #34

Glad Tidings #d178

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Gloria: a hymnal for use in Sunday schools, young people's societies, and devotional meetings #293

Harmonies of Praise #d48

Helping Hands #d77

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Hosanna for the Sunday School #115

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #755

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #648

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: with accompanying tunes #648

Hymnal for children #d215

Hymnal for Evangelical Sunday Schools #d61

Hymnal for Schools #d184

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d755

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #327

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

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Hymns and Carols for Church and Sunday-school #210

Hymns and Prayers for Schools #d49

Hymns and Songs for Church Schools #d186

Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d199

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Hymns and Tunes for Schools #303

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Hymns of Grace and Truth #355

Hymns of Grace and Truth. 2nd ed. #d325

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

Hymns of the Centuries: Sunday School Edition #d263

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Hymns of the Living Church #377

Hymns of Worship and Service for Sunday Schools #d241

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Hymns of Worship and Service: for the Sunday School #119

Hymns with Music for Children #d222

Immanuel Hymnal #d484

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In Excelsis for School and Chapel #274

In Excelsis for School and Chapel. l7th ed. #d269

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In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #761

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

Lutheran Sunday School Hymnal. 9th ed. #d196

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Manual for the chapel of Girard College #153

Melody for the Sunday School #d96

Mennonite Hymn Book #d351

New Junior Songs #d110

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New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #557

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Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #175

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Northfield Hymns for Young People #105

Our Sunday School Hymnody #d96

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Pilgrim Songs for the Sunday School #34

Plymouth Sunday-School Hymnal #d200

Praise in Song #d200

Prayer and Praise Book #d168

Select Songs for School and Home #d145

Service and Hymns for Sunday Schools #d126

Songs and Hymns for the Primary Sunday School #d21

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Songs for Sunday Schools and How to Use Them #136

Songs of Praise #d306

Songs of Praise and Prayer #d305

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

Songs of Praise for Schools #d61

Songs of Praise for Sunday Schools, Church Societies and the Home #d311

Songs of Saving Power #d206

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

Songs of Worship for the Sunday School #d224

St. Francis Hymnal and Choir Manual #d356

Standard Church Hymns and Gospel Songs #d315

Sunday School Hymnal #d411


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