There's a friend for little children (John Stainer)

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  • CPDL #15574:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2007-11-30).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 24 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Based on the edition from the Cyber Hymnal™. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: In memoriam
Composer: John Stainer
Tune: In memoriam
Lyricist: Al­bert Mid­lane, 1859

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 86. 76. 76. 76

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

Published: 1875 in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern.

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Original text and translations

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1.
There’s a Friend for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
A Friend who never changes,
Whose love will never die;
Our earthly friends may fail us,
And change with changing years,
This Friend is always worthy
Of that dear Name He bears.

2.
There’s a rest for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
Who love the blessèd Savior,
And to the Father cry
A rest from every turmoil,
From sin and sorrow free,
Where every little pilgrim
Shall rest eternally.

3.
There’s a home for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
Where Jesus reigns in glory,
A home of peace and joy
No home on earth is like it,
Nor can with it compare;
For everyone is happy
Nor could be happier there.

4.
There’s a crown for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
And all who look for Jesus
Shall wear it by and by;
A crown of brightest glory,
Which He will then bestow
On those who found his favor
And loved His Name below.

5.
There’s a song for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
A song that will not weary,
Though sung continually;
A song which even angels
Can never, never sing
They know not Christ as Savior,
But worship Him as King.

6.
There’s a robe for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
And a harp of sweetest music,
And palms of victory.
All, all above is treasured,
And found in Christ alone:
O come, dear little children