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Children of Jerusalem Lyrics and Music

The sincere words and lyrics of the esteemed hymn begin with "Children of Jerusalem Sang the praise of Jesus' Name" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Children of Jerusalem " hymn were written by its English author John Henley. The author of the hymn, John Henley, was born on March 18, 1800 and died on May 2, 1842. The soaring music that accompanies the "Children of Jerusalem " song of praise was composed by John Curwen.  The composer of the music to the "Children of Jerusalem " hymn, John Curwen, was born on November 14, 1816 and died on May 26, 1880. We have placed "Children of Jerusalem " in the category of Children Songs. Enjoy the uplifting lyrics of this popular Christian song and time-honored church hymn.

Children of Jerusalem Hymn
Title: Children of Jerusalem *** Name of Composer: John Curwen *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: John Henley *** Hymns Category: Children Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the beautiful words of the "Children of Jerusalem " lyrics, John Henley (March 18, 1800-May 2, 1842), was born in Torquay, Devonshire, England and achieved fame as a Wesleyan preacher and Hymn writer.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Children of Jerusalem ", John Curwen (November 14, 1816-May 26, 1880), was born in Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England and became famous as a minister, publisher, composer and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Children of Jerusalem
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Henley (March 18, 1800 to May 2, 1842)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: John Curwen (November 14, 1816 to May 26, 1880)
Hymn Category: Children Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Children of Jerusalem Sang the praise of Jesus' Name"
First Publication Date: 1842


Children of Jerusalem Lyrics

Children of Jerusalem
Sang the praise of Jesus' Name:
Children, too, of modern days
Join to sing the Savior's praise.


Hark, hark, hark!
While infant voices sing,
Hark, hark, hark!
While infant voices sing
Loud hosannas, loud hosannas,
Loud hosannas to our King.

We are taught to love the Lord,
We are taught to read His Word;
We are taught the way to Heav'n:
Praise for all to God be giv'n.


Parents, teachers, old and young,
All unite to swell the song;
Higher and yet higher rise,
'Til hosannas fill the skies.


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