Sing to the Lord the children’s hymn
Sing to the Lord the children’s hymn. Robert Stephen Hawker* (1804-1875).
This hymn was written for the children of Morwenstow, the Cornish village where Hawker spent most of his life. It was dated 1840 and entitled ‘The Song of the School; St Mark’s, Morwenstow’. It was published in Hawker’s Reeds shaken with the Wind (1843) and then in The Poetical Works of Robert Stephen Hawker (1879), edited by J.G. Godwin. It had seven stanzas in 1879:
Sing to the Lord the children’s hymn, His gentle love declare, Who bends amid the seraphim, To hear the children’s prayer.
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...
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