Scripture Verse

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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Conrad G. Lint (1834–1918)


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!