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

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A Selection of Hymns: designed as a supplement to the "psalms and hymns" of the Presbyterian church #334

American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #d20

Children's Praise #d171

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

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Fresh Leaves for the use of Sabbath Schools #103a

Gems of Music #d67

Gems of Song #d19

Goodly Pearls for the Sunday School #d144

Happy Voices #d232

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

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Hymns and Offices of Worship: for use in schools: with an appendix of tunes #165

Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d143

Hymns for Sabbath School Use #d42

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #A20

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d306

Kingdom Hymns with Music #d75

Linden Harp #d177

Love and Praise #d167

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

Oriola #d297

Oriola #d302

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Plymouth Sabbath School Collection: or, Hymns and Tunes #94

Precious Songs #d74

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #201

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

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The Baptist Praise Book #491

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: a service book and hymnal for Sunday schools #104

The Clariona #d248

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The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #14

The Eolian Harp #d144

The Gem #d195

The Hymnist: Heart Hymns and Home Melodies #d135

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

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The Little Seraph: in seven character notes, for churches and Sunday-schools #106a

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book: for churches and Sunday-schools #T106a

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The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #181

The Sabbath Chimes #d327

The Sabbath Hour #d99

The Sabbath School Gem #d114

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The Sunday-School Music Book: enlarged #37

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

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