A little child the Saviour came

A little child the Saviour came. William Robertson, of Monzievaird* (1820-1864). This hymn for Holy Baptism with its attractive first line was published in the Church of Scotland’s Hymns for Public Worship (1861), and subsequently in the Scottish Hymnal (1870). It was also used by the Presbyterian Church of England, and is found in Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), and in Church Praise (1884). In JJ, p. 2, it was reported that it had become more popular in America than in Britain, and that it was often attributed in error to the earlier William Robertson, d. 1745*.. It was included in the Church Hymnary (1898) in five stanzas: A little child the Saviour came, The Mighty God...

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