Words: Cecil F. Alexander, Hymns for Little Children, 1848. Alexander is thought to have written these lyrics at Markree Castle, near Sligo, Ireland.Read More
Music: Royal Oak, 17th Century English melody; arranged by Martin F. Shaw, 1915. Alternate tunes:
- Bright and Beautiful, William H. Monk.
- Gerald, Ludwig Spohr, 1834.
- Greystone, by W. R. Waghorne, in Songs for Little People (Danielson and Conant: 1905).