We are little Christian children

We are little Christian children

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Tune: RUGBY (Hullah)
Published in 28 hymnals

Representative Text

1 We are little Christian children,
We can run, and talk, and play;
The great God of earth and heaven,
Made and keeps us every day.

2 We are little Christian children;
Christ, the Son of God most high,
With His precious Blood redeem'd us,
Dying that we might not die.

3 We are little Christian children,
God, the Holy Ghost, is here;
Dwelling in our hearts, to make us
Kind and holy, good and dear.

4 We are little Christian children,
Sav'd by Him who lov'd us most,
We believe in God Almighty,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #254

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander

As a small girl, Cecil Frances Humphries (b. Redcross, County Wicklow, Ireland, 1818; Londonderry, Ireland, 1895) wrote poetry in her school's journal. In 1850 she married Rev. William Alexander, who later became the Anglican primate (chief bishop) of Ireland. She showed her concern for disadvantaged people by traveling many miles each day to visit the sick and the poor, providing food, warm clothes, and medical supplies. She and her sister also founded a school for the deaf. Alexander was strongly influenced by the Oxford Movement and by John Keble's Christian Year. Her first book of poetry, Verses for Seasons, was a "Christian Year" for children. She wrote hymns based on the Apostles' Creed, baptism, the Lord's Supper, the Ten Commandment… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are little Christian children
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Copyright: Public Domain



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