Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.@Matthew 19:14
Jesus Blessing the Children
William Brassey Hole (1846-1917)

Robert Harkness, in Alexander’s Gospel Songs, edited by Charles M. Alexander (New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1908), number 111 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Robert Harkness (1880-1961)

The children’s friend is Jesus,
He calls them to His side;
He gave His life a ransom,
Heaven’s gate to open wide.

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The children’s friend is Jesus,
Jesus, Jesus;
His life He gave their souls to save,
The children’s friend is He.

The children’s friend is Jesus,
He loves their joys to share,
He knows their little sorrows,
He longs each one to bear.

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The children’s friend is Jesus,
There’s no one else so true;
He keeps all those who trust Him,
As no one else can do.

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