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The child in the midst

When Jesus was asked by his servants one day

Author: Adaline H. Beery
Tune: [When Jesus was asked by His servants one day]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Full Text

1. When Jesus was asked by His servants one day
Who greatest in Heaven would be,
He beckoned a little one to Him and said,
Such only shall enter with Me.

O Master, redeem us from hardness and pride,
And make us a child in Thy sight;
With meekness and trust may our bosom be filled,
And love guide our actions aright.

2. Tho’ honor and riches may brighten our way,
And friends gather round with their cheer,
Except we are willing the poorest to serve,
No welcome to Heaven we’ll hear. [Refrain]

3. God blesses the children because they are pure,
And all may be such by His grace;
Thro’ crosses and cares we may rise to His throne,
And shine in the light of His face. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #817

Author: Adaline H. Beery

Adaline H. Beery was born on De­cem­ber 20, 1859 in Han­o­ver, Penn­syl­van­ia. Ad­a­line’s fam­i­ly moved to Io­wa when she was 10 years old. She at­tend­ed Mount Mor­ris Col­lege Acad­e­my, Mount Mor­ris, Il­li­nois and for while taught in Io­wa pub­lic schools. Ad­a­line wrote hun­dreds of po­ems, ma­ny of which ap­peared in Breth­ren pe­ri­od­i­cals and in the 1897 Po­ems of a De­cade. She died on Feb­ru­ary 24, 1929, Kane, Il­li­nois. NN, Hymnary editor. Source: Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When Jesus was asked by his servants one day
Title: The child in the midst
Author: Adaline H. Beery
Refrain First Line: O Master, redeem us from error and pride



The Cyber Hymnal #817
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