Scripture Verse

Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Psalm 34:11

Introduction

Words: Tho­mas B. White, in Un­ion Hymns, Re­vised, Am­er­i­can Sun­day School Un­ion (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Amer­i­can Sun­day School Un­ion, 1835), num­ber 376.

Music: Hum­ber Con­rad G. Lint (1834–1918) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of White (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Conrad Gillian Lint
(1834–1918)

Lyrics

All the week we spend
Full of childish bliss;
Every changing scene
Brings its happiness;
Yet our joys would not be full
Had we not the Sabbath school!

Lovely is the dawn
Of each rising day;
Loveliest the morn
Of the Sabbath day;
Then our infant thoughts are full
Of the precious Sabbath school!

To our happy ears
Blessèd news is brought,
Tidings of the work
Love divine has wrought;
Gracious news and merciful:
How we love the Sabbath school!

Sweetly fades the light
Of each passing day;
Peaceful is the night
Of the Sabbath day;
Then our hearts with praise are full
Of the precious Sabbath school!