Jesus said, Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.@Matthew 19:14

Daniel B. Purinton, Our Glad Hosanna, edited by Robert Lowry & W. Howard Doane (New York: Biglow & Main, 1882) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Daniel B. Purinton (1850–1933)

Jesus loves the children,
Loves them so, loves them so,
That He died to save them
From a world of woe.


I am but a little child,
This I know, this I know,
But I love the Savior,
Because He loves me so.

Jesus bids the children,
Come to Him, come to him,
Even they may find Him
Precious to redeem.


Jesus, blessèd Jesus,
Now I pray, humbly pray,
Ever love and keep me,
Take my sins away.