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"Hymn for the Working Children," ca. 1913

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"Hymn for the Working Children," ca. 1913
Courtesy of Library of Congress, Crosby, Fanny J., "Hymn for the Working Children," ca. 1913

Description

Fanny Crosby wrote poems and hymns. Throughout her life, she was described as having "a horror of wealth," but never set prices to speak, often refused money and what little she did accept, she gave away almost as soon as she got it. Crosby wrote over 8,000 hymns. This one was for the National Child Labor Committee to shed a light on injustices toward children in the workforce.

Transcript for "Hymn for the Working Children"

Source-Dependent Questions

  • What evidence in the text shows child labor was a disadvantage of this time period?
  • Look at the lines "We must hasten to the rescue / Of the children young and frail, / Who are weary of their burdens..." What message was the author, Fanny Crosby, trying to share?

Citation Information 

Crosby, Fanny J., "Hymn for the Working Children," ca. 1913. Courtesy of Library of Congress