1] The traditional tune for this hymn is named Royal Oak (ca. 1667) and was arranged by Martin Shaw (1875-1958) and originally published in Songs of Praise (1915).
9] This stanza is omitted from The English Hymnal with Tunes (London, ), no. 587, p. 763, and most modern texts of the hymn.
22] where we: for our (in 1906 and modern versions).
24] We: To (in 1906 and modern versions).
Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department
of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.
Original text: Mrs. C. F. Alexander, Hymns for Little Children, 71st edition (London: W. Walker, 1900), no. 9, pp. 27-28. VR68 1848 1900 Emmanuel College Library.
First publication date: 1848
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1998.
Recent editing: 2:2002/1/31
Rhyme: abab cded fghg ijkj lmim nopo
Other poems by Cecil Frances Alexander