Of Such Is the Kingdom of Heaven

Author: Thomas Rawson Taylor

Taylor, Thomas Rawson, son of the Rev. Thomas Taylor, some time Congregational Minister at Bradford, Yorkshire, was born at Ossett, near Wakefield, May 9, 1807, and educated at the Free School, Bradford, and the Leaf Square Academy, Manchester. From the age of 15 to 18 he was engaged, first in a merchant's, and then in a printer's office. Influenced by strong religious desires, he entered the Airedale Independent College at 18, to prepare for the Congregational ministry. His first and only charge was Howard Street Chapel, Sheffield. This he retained about six months, entering upon the charge in July 1830, and leaving it in the January following. For a short time he acted as classical tutor at Airedale College, but the failure of health whi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Yes, there are little ones in heaven
Title: Of Such Is the Kingdom of Heaven
Author: Thomas Rawson Taylor
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Eternal glory like his own
Copyright: Public Domain


Yes, there are little ones in Heaven. T. B. Taylor. [Infants' Hymn.] This hymn appeared in the Protestant Dissenters Juvenile Magazine, 1833, and again in T. R. Taylor's Memoirs and Select Remains, 1836, p. 245, in 5 stanzas of 6 lines. It is found in common use in its original form; and also rewritten as "Children's voices high in heaven," in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, No. 959, and later collections. The rewritten form of the text is by Mr. George Rawson, and was made for the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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