“The English Orphan”


"My home is in England, my home is not here, But why should I murmur when trials appear? The woman that took me, God has taken away." The child, left alone and friendless, still trusts in Jesus and asks for help to get to heaven


No author for this seems to be known, but it's clearly composed; oral tradition doesn't tend to preserve such hideously stupid items. - RBW


  1. BrownIII 565, "An English Orphan" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11887
  3. BI, Br3565


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Keywords: orphan religious
Found in: US(SE)