Welcome to the HistoricHymns.com Hymn Details Page!

Additional Hymns with Tunes, 1903917
We Children, Lord, Have ComeW. Chatterton Dix (1837-1898)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
917LeahurstCharles J. May (1871-1945)Short Meter Double (

1We children, Lord, have come
Into Thy courts today,
Bringing Thee flowers from school and home,
Glad with our offerings gay.
Not for ourselves we bring
This growth of sun and rain,
But for Thy children suffering
Dark hours on beds of pain.
2Here is the deep red rose,
Emblem of Martyr’s love;
Here, too, are lilies white like those
Who walk with Christ above.
Sweet are they all, O Lord,
And sweet to give our best;
But sweeter still Thy promised word
To give the sufferers rest.
3Fair are these earthly flowers,
Varied their bright array,
Short is their term of sunny hours,
Brief is their summer day.
So must we too appear,
As in Thy light we stand,
So short, so brief our sojourn here,
So close the unknown land.
4Happy the child who grows
Healthy, and good, and wise,
Free as the meadow flower that blows
Under the open skies.
Blessèd are also ye
Who higher still can reach,
Learning through patient sympathy
The lessons pain can teach. Amen.
Revelation21:4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Text Sources:

Musical Sources: