Scripture Verse

These words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children. Deuteronomy 6:6–7

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in the Roy­al Hym­nal, by Ira San­key & Ro­bert Low­ry (New York: Big­low & Main, 1898).

Music: Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

Lyrics

Bring in the children, O bring them today;
Speak to them gently, and show them the way;
Careless they wander, and thoughtless they roam;
Bring in the children, for here is their home.

Refrain

Bring, O bring the children,
O bring them today,
O bring them today;
Bring, O bring the children,
O bring them in today.

Bring in the children, O seek them abroad,
Win them from evil, and train them for God;
Gladly our mission O let us fulfill,
Knowing that Jesus will be with us still.

Refrain

Bring in the children, so friendless and poor;
Joy to their hearts will the Savior restore;
Bring in the children, compel them to come;
Jesus invites them, and yet there is room.

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