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We are but a band of children

We are but a band of children

Author: Mary Irene McLean
Tune: [We are but a band of children]
Published in 16 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. We are but a band of children,
We are few, and weak and small,
But we want to work for Jesus,
And there’s work enough for all.

Refrain
We are a missionary band,
Missionary band, missionary band;
We are a missionary band,
Doing all we can.

2. There are many little children,
Far away across the sea,
Who have never heard of Jesus,
But to idols bend the knee. [Refrain]

3. So we want to send them teachers,
Who will teach them how to pray,
To the dear and loving Savior,
Who will wash their sins away. [Refrain]

4. It was Jesus died to save them,
’Twas for this to earth He came;
He will make them pure and happy,
When they learn to love His name. [Refrain]

5. ’Tis the Bible that will lead them
From the darkness into light,
And we all are glad to help them
Break away from heathen night. [Refrain]

6. Cheerfully we give our pennies,
And we like to give and plan,
For we are young missionaries,
Doing all the good we can. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7167

Author: Mary Irene McLean

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Text Information

First Line: We are but a band of children
Author: Mary Irene McLean
Refrain First Line: We are a missionary band
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #7167
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The Cyber Hymnal #7167

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