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Composer: Martin Shaw (1929)
Published in 10 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: Martin Shaw

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Tune Information

Composer: Martin Shaw (1929)
Incipit: 34532 16512 312
Key: F Major
Copyright: Copyright 1939, by the Oxford University Press


Jesus, Friend of All the Children

Holy Father, In Thy Mercy

Little Bethlehem of Judah

Little Bethlehem of Judah,
what good news you bring!
Out of you will come the Ancient
One as King.

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WESTRIDGE is a charming two-line tune, effective precisely because "small is beautiful." Martin F. Shaw (PHH 49) composed it in 1929 for a children's hymn, “Jesus, Friend of Little Children,” and the tune was published in Songs of Praise for Boys and Girls (1930). Sing it in unison and use light accompaniment, possibly even reducing the texture to three parts. Seerveld suggests a well-trained child's voice with piano accompaniment as a performance option. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987


Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #146a
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #204Text InfoTune InfoAudio
Small Church Music #1949Audio
The New Century Hymnal #113
Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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