Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.@Luke 18:16

John A. Fraser, Jr., in Little Branches, by Charles H. Gabriel & William S. Nickle (Chicago, Illinois: Meyer & Brothers, 1893), number 4.

Fred Welden (🔊 pdf nwc).

Jesus loves children, the Bible says so;
He will be with them wherever they go,
Shield them from harm thro’ the darkness of night,
Guide them and help them all day to do right.

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Shout the glad news to each one you meet,
Jesus loves even the waifs of the street.

Suffer the children to come unto Me,
Those words He spoke beside blue Galilee;
Not the rich only, His sweet message greets,
Jesus loves even the waifs of the streets.

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Ragged and tattered and hungry, the waif
May to the Savior repair and be safe;
Christ once was friendless and hungry and poor,
That’s why He pities the waifs at the door.

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