Hymns for Childhood

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HYMNS FOR CHILDHOOD,



BY


FELICIA HEMANS.




DUBLIN

WILLIAM CURRY JUN. AND COMPANY.
SIMPKIN AND MARSHALL, LONDON.




MDCCCXXXIV.


PREFACE.




The following very simple compositions were written a few years ago, exclusively for the Author's family circle, and without the remotest idea of their publication. It is now her wish to render them more extensively, however humbly, useful. The Hymns were intended to associate the first devotional thoughts of childhood with the loveliness and solemnity diffused over the outward creation. Should they prove acceptable, they may perhaps be followed by a series, of a character more entirely scriptural.



This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.