Let the children come to Me. Don’t stop them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.@Matthew 19:14

El­la S. Ar­mi­tage, The Gar­den of the Lord (Lon­don: No­vel­lo, 1881).

Bal­ik­pa­pan Charles E. Pri­or, in The Sun­day School Hym­nal (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hei­del­berg Press, 1899), num­ber 275 (🔊 pdf nwc).

In the dear Lord’s garden,
Planted here below,
Many tiny flowerets
In sweet beauty grow.


Jesus calls the children,
Bids them come and stand
In His pleasant garden,
Watered by His hand.

Christ, the loving Gardener,
Tends these blossoms small;
Loves the little lilies
As the cedars tall.


Lord, Thy call we answer,
Take us in Thy care;
Train us in Thy garden,
In Thy work to share.