Can Jesus See and Hear?

When little children do the wrong

Author: Eden Reeder Latta (1895)
Tune: [When little children do the wrong]
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1. When little children do the wrong,
And do not wish the Lord’s to be—
Does He behold their every deed?
Can Jesus see? Can Jesus see?

2. When little children falsely speak,
Or take in vain that name so dear,
Though all unheard, their words may seem,
Can Jesus hear? Can Jesus hear?

3. When little children, in their hearts,
Give evil thoughts a chance to grow,
Ere yet their bitter fruits they bear,
Can Jesus know? Can Jesus know?

4. Yes, Jesus sees our every deed,
And hears each word our lips let fall;
He knows our every secret thought,
And He by these will judge us all.

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Eden Reeder Latta, 1839-1915 Born: March 24, 1839, Haw Patch, In­di­a­na. Died: Dec 21, 1915, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Buried: City cem­e­tery, Gut­ten­berg, Io­wa. Boyhood friend of Wil­liam A. Og­den, Lat­ta taught for a time in the pub­lic schools of Coles­burg, Io­wa. He wrote over 1,600 songs and hymns in his life­time. His works in­clude: The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son Com­pa­ny) Sources: Hall, pp. 173-75 Lyrics-- Away to the Woods Beautiful Robe and Crown Blessèd Be the Fount­ain Bright Glo­ry to Come Can Je­sus See and Hear? Come to Je­sus Green Past­ures He Is Ris­en I’m a Child of the King It Is… Go to person page >

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First Line: When little children do the wrong
Title: Can Jesus See and Hear?
Author: Eden Reeder Latta (1895)
Source: Many Little Voices, by Asa Hull (New York: The Asa Hull Company), number 1
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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