Sing to the Lord the children's hymn

Sing to the Lord the children's hymn

Author: Robert S. Hawker
Tune: ST. HUGH (English)
Published in 22 hymnals

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1 Sing to the Lord the children’s hymn,
His gentle love declare,
Who bends amid the seraphim
To hear the children’s prayer.

2 He at a mother’s breast was fed,
Though God’s own Son was he;
He learnt the first small words he said
At a meek mother’s knee.

3 He held us to his mighty breast,
The children of the earth;
He lifted up his hands and blessed
The babes of human birth.

4 Lo! from the stars his face will turn
On us with glances mild;
The angels of His presence yearn
To bless the little child.

5 Keep us, O Jesus Lord, for thee,
That so by thy dear grace
We, children of the font, may see
Our heavenly Father’s face.

Amen.

Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #335

Author: Robert S. Hawker

Hawker, Robert Stephen, M.A., grandson of Dr. Robert Hawker, was born at Plymouth, Dec. 3, 1804, and educated at Pembroke College, Oxford (B.A. 1828, M.A. 1836). On taking Holy Orders in 1829, he became Curate of Wellcombe, Devon, and in 1834 Vicar of Morwenstow, Cornwall. He died at Morwenstow, Aug. 15, 1873, having been received into the Roman Catholic communion the previous evening. He published several poetical works, including Ecclesia, 1840, in which some of his hymns appeared. Hymns by him were also published in Lyra Messianica, 1864. His “Child Jesus, a Cornish Carol," beginning, "Welcome, that star in Judah's sky," appeared in both these works. Very few of his hymns are in common use. -- John Julian, D… Go to person page >

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Author: Robert S. Hawker

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Sing to the Lord the children's hymn. R. S. Hawker. [School Hymn.] In his Poetical Works, 1879, p. 77, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "The Song of the School; St. Mark's, Morwenstow" (p. 499, i.).

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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