Scripture Verse

He makes me lie down in green pastures: He leads me beside the still waters. Psalm 23:2


Words: An­na Smith, in Sun­shine for Sun­day Schools, ed­it­ed by Phi­lip P. Bliss (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, and Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: John Church and George F. Root & Sons, 1873), page 7.

Music: Bo­ni­ta Springs E. E. Whit­te­more, 1873 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Whit­te­more’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Smith (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Trust Me, O, My little children,
For your tender love I plead;
In green paths your little footsteps,
I will very gently lead.


Hark! it is our Savior calling;
Listen to His voice so sweet,
In green pastures, O, My children,
I will guide your little feet.

Trust Me, O, My little children,
Tho’ My form you can not see,
I will never, never leave you,
If you only cling to Me.


Trust Me, O, My little children,
Softly lay your hands in Mine;
Let Me hear you whisper, Savior,
We are Thine, forever thine.