Old Time Songs to Learn

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1.  HUSH MY BABE

Hush, my babe, lie still and slumber,
Holy angels guard thy bed,
Heav’nly blessings without number,
Gently falling on thy head.
How much better thou’rt attended,
Than the Son of God could be,
When from heaven He descended,
And became a child like thee!

 Soft and easy is thy cradle,
Coarse and hard thy Savior lay:
When His birthplace was a stable,
And His softest bed was hay.
Oh, to tell the wondrous story,
How His foes abused their King;
How they killed the Lord of glory,
Makes me angry while I sing.

 Hush, my child, I did not chide thee,
Though my song may seem so hard;
’Tis thy mother sits beside thee,
And her arms shall be thy guard.
May’st thou learn to know and fear Him,
Love and serve Him all thy days;
Then to dwell forever near Him,
Tell His love and sing His praise.

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2.      JESUS LOVES THE CHILDREN

Jesus loves the children dear

That he blessed when he was here

And He never drove the little ones away

For he said forbid them not

And he never them forgot

E’en the dusky little heathen far away.

Jesus calls the children dear,
"Come to Me and never fear,
For I love the little children of the world;
I will take you by the hand,
Lead you to the better land,
For I love the little children of the world."

Refrain: Jesus loves the little children,
All the children of the world.
Red and yellow, black and white,
All are precious in His sight,
Jesus loves the little children of the world.

Jesus is the Shepherd true,
And He'll always stand by you,
For He loves the little children of the world;
He's a Savior great and strong,
And He'll shield you from the wrong,
For He loves the little children of the world.

Refrain 2

I am coming, Lord, to Thee,
And Your soldier I will be,
For You love the little children of the world;
And Your cross I'll always bear,
And for You I'll do and dare,
For You love the little children of the world.

Refrain

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3.      GENTLE JESUS

Gentle Jesus, meek and mild,
Look upon a little child;
Pity my simplicity,
Suffer me to come to Thee.

Lamb of God, I look to Thee;
Thou shalt my Example be;
Thou art gentle, meek, and mild;
Thou wast once a little child.

Lord, I would be as Thou art;
Give me Thine obedient heart;
Thou art pitiful and kind,
Let me have Thy loving mind.

Let me, above all, fulfill
God my heav'nly Father's will;
Never His good Spirit grieve;
Only to His glory live.

Loving Jesus, gentle Lamb,
In Thy gracious hands I am;
Make me, Savior, what Thou art,
Live Thyself within my heart.

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4. THE OLD C-L-O-C-K

 1 C-l-o-c-k—“The world is like a shelf,

Do you ever think You should be like myself?

For I tick, tick, quick, quick,

With a merry chime working all the time.”

 “Tick!” said the clock;

“What?” said I;

“You can learn a lesson from my tick if you try.”

 

2 C-l-o-c-k—“My face is clean and bright,

Honest all the time, And tells the truth at sight;

O be true, true, you, you,

With a merry chime working all the time.”

 “Tick!” said the clock;

“What?” said I;

“You can learn a lesson from my face if you try.”

 

3 C-l-o-c-k—“What is it makes me do?—

I’ve a hidden spring; Let God put one in you;

It is love, love, love, love,

With a merry chime working all the time.”

 “Tick!” said the clock;

“What?” said I;

“You can learn a lesson from my spring if you try.”

 

4 C-l-o-c-k—“What keeps the mainspring right?

I’ve a trusty guide; You have one day and night,

’Tis the Book, Book, look, look,

With a merry chime working all the time.”

 “Tick!” said the clock;

“What?” said I;

“You can learn a lesson from my guide if you try.”

 

5 C-l-o-c-k—“My wheels you cannot see,

But they mind the spring; How very like are we!

You have tho’ts, tho’ts, tho’ts, tho’ts

With a merry chime working all the time.”

 “Tick!” said the clock;

“What?” said I;

“You can learn a lesson from my wheels if you try.”

 

6 C-l-o-c-k—“I heed my Maker’s plans;

Surely you should know My wheels control my hands

As they go, go, so, so,

With a merry chime working all the time.”

 “Tick!” said the clock;

“What?” said I;

“You can learn a lesson from my hands if you try.”

 

7 C-l-o-c-k—“And I’ve a loud alarm;

Conscience says, Wake up! Sin wants to do you harm;

Keep awake! wake! wake! wake!

With a merry chime working all the time.”

 “Tick!” said the clock;

“What?” said I;

“You can learn a lesson from my alarm if you try.” 

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5. JESUS LOVES ME

Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so,
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.

Refrain

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me! This I know,
As He loved so long ago,
Taking children on His knee,
Saying, "Let them come to Me."

Refrain

Jesus loves me still today,
Walking with me on my way,
Wanting as a friend to give
Light and love to all who live.

Refrain

Jesus loves me! He who died
Heaven's gate to open wide;
He will wash away my sin,
Let His little child come in.

Refrain

Jesus loves me! He will stay
Close beside me all the way;
Thou hast bled and died for me,
I will henceforth live for Thee.

Refrain

Jesus loves me! Loves me still,
Though I'm very weak and ill,
That I might from sin be free
Bled and died upon the tree.

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6. THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL

1: At the feast of Belshazzar and a thousand of His lords,

While they drank from golden vessels, as the Book of Truth records—

In the night, as they revelled in the royal palace hall,

They were seized with consternation—’twas the Hand upon the wall!

Chorus: ’Tis the hand of God on the wall!

’Tis the hand of God on the wall!

Shall the record be Found wanting!

or shall it be “Found trusting!”

While that hand is writing on the wall?

2:   See the brave, captive, Daniel, as he stood before the throng,

And rebuk’d the haughty monarch for his mighty deeds of wrong;

As he read out the writing—’twas the doom of one and all,

For the kingdom now was finished—said the Hand upon the wall!

3See the faith, zeal and courage, that would dare to do the right,

Which the Spirit gave to Daniel—’twas the secret of his might,

In his home in Judea, or a captive in the hall,

He understood the writing of his God upon the wall!

4So our deeds are recorded—there’s a Hand that’s writing now

Sinner, give your heart to Jesus, to His royal mandates bow;

For the day is approaching—it must come to one and all,

When the sinner’s condemnation will be written on the wall!  

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7. I'LL BE A SUNBEAM!

Jesus wants me for a sunbeam,
To shine for Him each day;
In every way try to please Him,
At home, at school, at play.

Refrain

A sunbeam, a sunbeam,
Jesus wants me for a sunbeam;
A sunbeam, a sunbeam,
I'll be a sunbeam for Him.

Jesus wants me to be loving,
And kind to all I see;
Showing how pleasant and happy
His little one can be.

Refrain

I will ask Jesus to help me
To keep my heart from sin,
Ever reflecting His goodness,
And always shine for Him

Refrain

I’ll be a sunbeam for Jesus;
I can if I but try;
Serving Him moment by moment,
Then live with Him on high.

Refrain

 

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8. My Tender Shepherd

Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me;
Bless Thy little lamb tonight;
Through the darkness be Thou near me;
Watch my sleep till morning light.

All this day thy hand has led me,
And I thank Thee for Thy care;
Thou hast clothed me, warmed and fed me,
Listen to my evening prayer.

Let my sins be all forgiven;
Bless the friends I love so well;
Take us all at last to heaven,
Happy there with Thee to dwell. Amen

 

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