Wake little child, the morn is gay

Wake little child, the morn is gay

Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Wake, little child, the morn is gay,
The air is fresh and cool;
But pause awhile, and kneel to pray,
Before you go to merry play,
Before you go to school.

2 Kneel down and speak the holy words:
God loves your simple prayer
Above the sweet songs of the birds,
The bleating of the gentle herds,
The flowers that scent the air.

3 And when the quiet evenings come,
And dew-drops wet the sod,
When bats and owls begin to roam,
And flocks and herds are driven home,
Then kneel in prayer to God.

4 Because you need him, day and night,
To shield you with his arm;
To help you always to do right,
To feed your soul and give it light,
And keep you safe from harm.

Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #20b

Text Information

First Line: Wake little child, the morn is gay
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d133

Hymns for Little Children. 1st Am. ed. #d32

Linden Harp #d158

TextPage Scan

Linden Harp #20b

Sabbath Songs for Children's Worship #d177

The One Key Singer #d51

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