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Who shall sing if not the children

Who shall sing if not the children

Published in 77 hymnals

Representative Text

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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First Line: Who shall sing if not the children

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Instances (1 - 77 of 77)

The Hymns of "Happy Voices" (without music) #d236

The Sabbath Chimes #d327

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The Sunday-School Music Book #37

349 Lieder fuer Schule und Haus in den Vereinigsten Staaten #d265

Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d143

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A Selection of Hymns #334

American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #d20

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Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns #5

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Bradbury's Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies #14

Children's Praise #d171

Children's Primary Hymn Book. 1st ed. #d102

Gems of Music #d67

Gems of Song #d19

Goodly Pearls for the Sunday School #d144

Happy Voices #d232

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Hymns and Offices of Worship #165

Hymns and Songs #d104

Hymns for Sabbath School Use #d42

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d306

Kingdom Hymns with Music #d75

Linden Harp #d177

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Linden Harp #32

Love and Praise #d167

Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns. 4th ed. #d253

Oriola #d297

Oriola #d302

Precious Songs #d74

Selected Songs #d102

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 Canadian Sunday School Harp #d194

The Canadian Warbler #d196

The Children's Hymnary #d143

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The Church Porch, a service book and hymnal for Sunday schools Rev. Ed. #115

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The Church Porch #104

The Clariona #d248

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The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #14

The Eolian Harp #d144

The Gem #d195

The Hymnist #d135

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The Little Minstrel #57

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The Little Seraph #106a

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #T106a

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The New Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies #14a

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The New Sabbath School Hosanna #173

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The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #181

The Sabbath Hour #d99

The Sabbath School Gem #d114

The Southern Zion's Songster #d120

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The Sunday School Chant and Tune Book #88

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d480

The Voice of Praise #d305

The Westminster Collection of Sabbath School Hymns and Tunes #d136

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Young Singer's Friend #32

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The Christian Harp and Sabbath School Songster #90

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Fresh Leaves for the use of Sabbath Schools #103a

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #187

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #A20

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #165

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Palmer's Sabbath School Songs #8c

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Plymouth Sabbath School Collection #94

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #201

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Songs for the Sabbath School and Vestry #77

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The Baptist Praise Book #491

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The Sabbath School Bell #35

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The Violet #97

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The Voice of Praise #854

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The Young People's Chorister #219

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A Companion to the Canadian Sunday School Harp #228

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