Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings Thou hast perfected praise.@Matthew 21:16

Henry Tucker (1826-1882) (🔊 pdf nwc).

To and fro, to and fro,
Hear the tread of little children,
As they go, as they go;
Busy march of busy feet!
Here and there, everywhere,
Joyous songs we’re singing;
Loud and clear, full of cheer,
Happy tones are ringing.

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To and fro, to and fro,
Hear the tread of little children,
As they go, as they go;
Busy march of busy feet!

To and fro, to and fro,
Hear the tread of little children,
As they go, as they go;
Busy march of busy feet!
We will tell, we will tell,
Of the wondrous story,
While we raise songs of praise
To our Lord in glory.

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To and fro, to and fro,
Heard the tread of little children,
As they go, as they go;
Busy march of busy feet!
Thro’ the world, thro’ the world,
Doing angels’ duty,
Bright and fair, bright and fair,
Clothed in angel beauty.

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