Who shall sing if not the children

Who shall sing if not the children

Published in 77 hymnals

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1 Who shall sing, if not the children?
Did not Jesus die for them?
May they not, with other jewels,
Sparkle in his diadem?
Why to them were voices given,
Bird-like voices, sweet and clear?
Why, unless the song of heaven
They begin to practice here?

2 There's a choir of infant songsters,
White-robed, round the Saviour's throne:
Angels cease, and, waiting, listen:
Oh! 'tis sweeter than their own!
Faith can hear the rapturous choral,
When her ear is upward turned;
Is not this the same, perfected,
Which upon the earth they learned?

3 Jesus, when on earth sojourning,
Loved them with a wondrous love;
And will he, to heaven returning,
Faithless to his blessing prove?
Oh, they cannot sing too early!
Fathers, stand not in their way!
Birds do sing while day is breaking--
Tell me, then why should not they?

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #854

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349 Lieder fuer Schule und Haus in den Vereinigsten Staaten #d265
A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp: being a selection of hymns set to music, for Sunday schools and the social circle #228Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #334Page Scan
American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #d20
Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns: or, the child's Sunday school music book. Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, Complete #5Page Scan
Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns; or The Child's Sunday School Music Book #d112
Bradbury's Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies: comprising a great variety of new music and hymns composed and written expressly for the Sabbath school: together with many of the best ... #14Page Scan
Children's Praise #d171
Children's Primary Hymn Book. 1st ed. #d102
Fresh Leaves for the use of Sabbath Schools #103aPage Scan
Gems of Music #d67
Gems of Song #d19
Goodly Pearls for the Sunday School #d144
Happy Voices #d232
Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #187Page Scan
Hymns and Offices of Worship: for use in schools: with an appendix of tunes #165Page Scan
Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d143
Hymns and Songs for Children's Worship, Together with Selections for Anniversary and Festive Occasions #46Page Scan
Hymns and Songs: Selected from Various Authors for the Primary Associationsof the Children of Zion. 1st ed. #d104
Hymns for Sabbath School Use #d42
Hymns for Sunday Schools #A20Page Scan
Hymns for the use of the Sabbath School of the Second Reformed Church, Albany N. Y. #45aPage Scan
Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d306
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d522
Kingdom Hymns with Music #d75
Linden Harp #d177
Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #32Page Scan
Love and Praise #d167
Maynard's Sabbath School Echo. 6th ed. of Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns, with an Appendix #d278
Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns. 4th ed. #d253
Offices of Worship and Hymns: principally for use in schools. with an appendix of tunes (2nd and rev. ed.) #165Page Scan
Oriola #d297
Oriola #d302
Palmer's Sabbath School Songs: to which is added an extensive collection of standard and well-known Sunday school hymns #8cPage Scan
Plymouth Sabbath School Collection: or, Hymns and Tunes #94Page Scan
Precious Songs #d74
Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #201Page Scan
Selected Songs: for the Primary Dept. of the Market Square Presbyterian Sunday School, Harrisburg, Pa. #d102
Songs for the Sabbath School and Vestry: designed especially for the Sabbath school and concert. With original and selected music #77Page Scan
Songs of Praise #d145
Sunday School Hymn Book #d533
The Anniversaary and Sunday School Music Book No. 1-5 #d210
The Anniversary and Sunday School Music Book Nos. 1 and 2 with additions #d69
The Baptist Praise Book #491Page Scan
The Canadian Sunday School Harp #d194
The Canadian Warbler #d196
The Children's Hymnary #d143
The Christian Harp and Sabbath School Songster: designed for the use of the social religious circle, revivals, and the Sabbath school (14th ed.) #90Page Scan
The Church Porch, a service book and hymnal for Sunday schools Rev. Ed. #115Page Scan
The Church Porch: a service book and hymnal for Sunday schools #104Page Scan
The Clariona #d248
The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #14Page Scan
The Eolian Harp #d144
The Gem #d195
The Hymnist: Heart Hymns and Home Melodies #d135
The Hymns of "Happy Voices" (without music) #d236
The Little Minstrel: a collection of songs and music, with lessons of instruction, mathematicall arranged plan of notation #57Page Scan
The Little Seraph: in seven character notes, for churches and Sunday-schools #106aPage Scan
The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: for churches and Sunday-schools #T106aPage Scan
The New Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies: containing every piece (music and words) of the golden chain, with abot third additional #14aPage Scan
The New Sabbath School Hosanna: enlarged and improved: a choice collection of popular hymns and tunes, original and selected: for the Sunday school and the family circle... #173Page Scan
The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #181Page Scan
The Polyphonic; or Juvenile Choralist; containing a great variety of music and hymns, both new & old, designed for schools and youth #100Page Scan
The Sabbath Chimes #d327
The Sabbath Hour #d99
The Sabbath School Bell: a new collection of choice hymns and tunes, original and standard; carefully and simply arranged as solos, duets, trios, semi-choruses and choruses, and for organ..(Enl. Ed) #35Page Scan
The Sabbath School Gem #d114
The Southern Zion's Songster: Hymns designed for Sabbath Schools, Prayer and Social Meetings #d120
The Sunday School Chant and Tune Book: a collection of canticles, hymns and carols for the Sunday schools of the Episcopal Church #88Page Scan
The Sunday-School Music Book: enlarged #37Page Scan
The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d480
The Violet: a book of music and hymns, with lessons of instruction designed for Sunday Schools, social meetings, and home circles #97Page Scan
The Voice of Praise #d305
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #854TextPage Scan
The Westminster Collection of Sabbath School Hymns and Tunes #d136
The Young People's Chorister: being a collection of favorite hymns and tunes for Sabbath schools and prayer meetings (New ed.) #219Page Scan
Young Singer's Friend: or, the Lee Avenue collection of hymns and songs, sacred and secular, suitable for Sabbath schools, social circles, children's meetings, concerts, anniversaries, etc. #32Page Scan
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