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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.

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
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Little ones, who have not known
Copyright: Public Domain


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Bible Study Songs #49

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