Christian Children Must Be Holy
For The Circumcision
Words: Not Stated
Source: John Clark Hollister, ed., The Sunday-School Service and Tune Book (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1863, 1865), #19, p. 38.
1. Christian children must be holy,
Serving God from day to day;
Never is the time too early,
For a Christian to obey.
2. We are taught in Jesus' childhood;
Only eight short days He saw,
Ere He suffered circumcision,
And obeyed His Father's lay.
3. He, who is our great example,
Let no moment run to loss;
Not one precious hour he wasted,
From the cradle to the cross.
4. Soon He sorrow'd, soon He suffer'd,
We must meek and gentle be;
Little pain and little trial,
Ever bearing patiently.
5. Soon He showed a Son's obedience:
We must early learn to do
Not our own will, but our Father's
And be found obedient too.
Sheet Music from John Clark Hollister, ed., The Sunday-School Service and Tune Book (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1863, 1865), #19, p. 38.
Sheet music "A Church Melody of the 14th Century" from A. B. Goodrich, ed., A New Service And Tune Book For Sunday Schools (New York: Gen. Prot. Episc. S. S. Union and Church Book Society, 1863, New Edition, Enlarged, 1866), #10, p. 32.