Little ones who have not known

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1 When I hear of Jesus' love,
Unto needy sinners shown,
Then I think of little ones,
Who have never, never known.

Chorus:
Little ones, who have not known
All the story sweet and old,
Wander far like straying lambs,
From the peaceful, happy fold.

2 Far across the ocean wide,
In the islands of the sea,
Waiting for the blessed news,
There are little ones like me. [Chorus]

3 On the prairies far away,
In our own dear, native land,
Many little children stray,
Knowing not the Lord's command. [Chorus]

4 When I hear the story sweet,
I must lift my heart above;
I must pray and work and give,
That they all may know his love. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #49

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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: When I hear of Jesus' love
Title: Little ones who have not known
Author: Julia H. Johnston



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