Scripture Verse

Let the children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Luke 18:16

Introduction

Words: I. L. An­drews, in The Guid­ing Star, by D. C. John (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Lee & Wal­ker, 1872).

Music: Mer­ritt J. Mun­ger, in Green Pas­tures for the Lambs, by Alon­zo J. Ab­bey & Mer­ritt J. Mun­ger (Cleve­land, Ohio: S. Brain­ard’s Sons, 1886), num­ber 4 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know An­drews’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Mun­ger, would you ?

Lyrics

Suffer little children to come unto Me,
Let the children come, let the children come.
For of such the King­dom of Heaven shall be,
Let the little children come.

Refrain

Blessèd words, words of Jesus,
Blessèd words, words of Jesus,
Blessèd words, words of Jesus,
Let the little children come.

He the lambs will gather and fold in His arms,
Let the children come, let the children come.
Safe from every danger and from all alarms,
Let the little children come.

Refrain

Whosoever will, now may come unto Me,
Let the children come, let the children come.
Mercy’s door is open—salvation is free,
Let the little children come.

Refrain