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A little child may know

A little child may know. Jane Eliza Leeson* (1807/8-1881). From Leeson’s Hymns and Scenes of Childhood (1842) where it was entitled ‘God’s Love of Little Children’, in six verses. Its description of the world as ‘a picture-book’ suggests that it was intended for very young children:   Around me when I look,  His handiwork I see;This world is like a picture book  To teach his name to me.   The thousand little flowers  Within our garden found,The rainbow and the soft spring showers,  And every pleasant sound. It is found in MHB and CH3, and in some other books. MHB omitted verse 5: And every living thing Rejoicing in the light,The little birds that sweetly sing, The moon that shines...

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