Scripture Verse

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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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


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?


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


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


Jesus Blessing the Children
Bernhard Plockhorst (1825–1907)