Scripture Verse

He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom. Isaiah 40:11


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Bright Jew­els for the Sun­day School, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry (New York: Big­low & Main, 1869), page 21.

Music: Ni­co­sia Will­iam F. Sher­win, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William F. Sherwin (1826–1888)


Gentle Sav­ior, God of love,
Hear us from Thy throne above,
While we meet to praise Thee here,
In our In­fant class so dear.
May the les­sons we have heard
From Thy pure and ho­ly word,
Make us what we ought to be,
Lead Thy lit­tle lambs to Thee.

Jesus, Thou wert once a child,
Make us hum­ble, meek and mild.
Kindly fold us on Thy breast,
There Thy lit­tle lambs would rest.
In that hap­py world of light
Where the day is ev­er bright.
May our an­gel voic­es sing,
Glory! glo­ry! to our king!