What a Friend the Children Found Him

We've a Friend who watches over us

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [We've a Friend who watches over us]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We’ve a Friend who watches o’er us,
One who loves us, each and all,
One who knows the tasks before us,
And who answers when we call.

Refrain:
Jesus is our great Defender,
He is loving, kind and tender,
So to him our praise we render,—
Jesus is the children’s Friend.

2 What a Friend the children found him,
Long ago in Galilee,
When he called them all around him,
Saying, “Let them come to me.” [Refrain]

3 Still he calls the children near him,
Just as on that far-off day;
Still he bids them come and hear him,
Learn to walk his holy way. [Refrain]


Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #204

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We've a Friend who watches over us
Title: What a Friend the Children Found Him
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: Jesus is our great Defender

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Sunday School Voices #204

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