Scripture Verse

Let the little children come to Me, and don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Luke 18:16


Words: Let­tie Ha­tha­way, in Cha­pel Gems for Sun­day Schools, ed­it­ed by George Root & Ben­ja­min R. Han­by (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Root & Ca­dy, 1866), page 6.

Music: George F. Root (🔊 pdf nwc).

George F. Root (1820–1895)


Happy hearts child­ren bring,
Now to God the of­fer­ing;
Sing His praise, learn His ways,
On this best, this best of days.
God is love, then let us sing,
Praises to our Sav­ior King.

Thankful hearts child­ren bring,
As a tri­bute to their king;
God is near, Fa­ther, hear,
And ac­cept our hum­ble pray­er.
God is love, and child­ren raise
Thankful hearts in songs of praise.

Loving hearts child­ren bring,
Angels bear the of­fer­ing,
To the Lamb, bless­èd name,
Angels catch the joy­ful strain.
God is love, and an­gels join,
Our glad chor­us round the throne.