Jesus A Child His Work Begun

Jesus a child his course begun

Author: Margaret Fuller
Tune: ERNAN (Mason)
Published in 6 hymnals

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1. Jesus a child His work begun:
How radiant dawned His heavenly day!
And those who such a race would run
As early should be on their way.

2. His Father’s business was His care;
Yet in man’s favor still He grew;
O might we learn by thought and prayer,
Like Him a work of love to do!

3. For all mankind He came, nor yet
An infant’s visit would deny;
Nor friend nor mother did forget
In His last hour of agony.

4. O children, ask Him to impart
That spirit clear, that temper mild,
Which made the mother in her heart
Keep all the sayings of her Child.

5. Bless Him who said, of such as you
His Father’s kingdom is: and still,
His yoke to bear, His work to do,
Study His life to learn His will.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3207

Author: Margaret Fuller

Ossoli, Sarah Margaret, née Fuller, Marchesa, an American Unitarian writer of note, daughter of the Hon. Timothy Fuller, was born at Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, May 23, 1810, and in after years was engaged for some time in educational work in Boston and Providence. In 1840 she edited the Dial; and in 1847 was married at Rome, to the Marchese Ossoli. On July 16, 1850, she was lost in a shipwreck near New York. Her Memoirs, by R. W. Emerson, W. H. Channing, and J. F. Clarke, appeared in 1851; and her Works in 1874. Her hymn "Jesus, a child His course began" (Christ the Pattern of Childhood), from Life Without and Life Within, 1859, p. 404, is in common use in Great Britain and America. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, P… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus a child his course begun
Title: Jesus A Child His Work Begun
Author: Margaret Fuller
Language: English



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