Scripture Verse

Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them. Luke 18:16

Introduction

Words: T. W. Stew­art, in Bound­less Love, by J. Lin­coln Hall & Ir­vin H. Mack (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1896).

Music: George M. Ev­ans (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Jesus Blessing the Children
Bernhard Plockhorst
1825–1907

Lyrics

Jesus is calling the children,
Unto His side;
Opens His arms to receive them,
Opens them wide.

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Gently to lead them,
Guard them and keep them,
Jesus is calling
The lambs to His fold.

Jesus is calling the children,
Why should they stay
Out in the wilderness wandering,
Going astray?

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Jesus is calling the children,
Calling today;
Hasten, each one, for His blessing,
Do not delay.

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Jesus is calling the children;
Here, Lord, are we,
Safe in the Good Shepherd’s keeping
Ever to be.

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