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Two Little Hands

I've two little hands to work for Jesus

Author: W. A. Ogden
Tune: [I've two little hands to work for Jesus]
Published in 66 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1 I've two little hands to work for Jesus,
One little tongue his praise to tell,
Two little ears to hear his counsel,
One little voice a song to swell.

Chorus:
Lord, we come, Lord, we come,
In our childhood's early morning,
Lord, we come, Lord, we come,
Come to learn of thee.

2 I've two little feet to tread the pathway
Up to the heav'nly courts above;
Two little eyes to read the Bible,
Telling of Jesus' wondrous love. [Chorus]

3 I've one little heart to give to Jesus,
One little soul for him to save,
One little life for his dear service,
One little self that he must have. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #251

Author: W. A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I've two little hands to work for Jesus
Title: Two Little Hands
Author: W. A. Ogden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lord, we come, Lord we come
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #8943
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Small Church Music #6946
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
Audio

Small Church Music #6946

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #8943

TextAudio

Timeless Truths #815

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