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), with seven verses. EH, A&MS and SofP printed five verses and SofPE four, omitting the last verse: Keep us, Lord Jesus, Lord, for thee, That so, by thy dear grace, We, children of the font, may see Our heavenly Father’s face. The hymn was also in A&MR. In NEH it was given a different first...

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