Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: D. P. Gur­ley, in Child­ren’s Praise, ed­it­ed by Charles C. Con­verse and W. E. Schenck (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1867), page 43.

Music: Va­ca­ville Charles E. Poll­ock, in Sab­bath Songs, ed­it­ed by David Cook and T. Mar­tin Towne (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Da­vid C. Cook Pub­lish­ing, 1886), page 42 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Jesus is the friend of children,
Jesus is the friend of children,
Jesus is the friend of children,
We praise Him for His love;
He will lead us home to glory,
He will lead us home to glory,
He will lead us home to glory,
His own bright home above.

Jesus is our faithful teacher,
Jesus is our faithful teacher,
Jesus is our faithful teacher,
We praise Him for His word;
We will heed His loving counsel,
We will heed His loving counsel,
We will heed His loving counsel,
The counsel of the Lord.

Jesus suffered to redeem us,
Jesus suffered to redeem us,
Jesus suffered to redeem us,
We praise Him for His cross;
All the charms that sin can offer,
All the charms that sin can offer,
All the charms that sin can offer,
For Him we count but loss.

Jesus pleads for us in Heaven,
Jesus pleads for us in Heaven,
Jesus pleads for us in Heaven,
We praise Him for His plea;
Faithful advocate, we’ll praise Him,
Faithful advocate, we’ll praise Him,
Faithful advocate, we’ll praise Him,
Through all eternity.