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

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Charles H. Gabriel
1856–1932

Words: Charles H. Ga­bri­el, in Pre­cious Jew­els, ed­it­ed by J. H. Les­lie & R. B. Ma­haf­fey (New York & Al­too­na, Penn­syl­van­ia: C. M. Ca­dy & R. B. Ma­haf­fey, 1878), page 57.

Music: Ca­mi­no Re­al Bren­nie Smith, 1878 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Smith (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Arlington Street Church
Boston, Massachusetts

Lyrics

Let the little children come,
And forbid them not the right,
As they journey on their way,
Guided by the Savior’s light.

Refrain

Hear the voice of Jesus say,
Let the little children come;
I will guide you on the way,
I will safely lead you home.

Children, listen to the call,
And obey the Lord’s command,
Come and go with Him today,
He will take you by the hand.

Refrain

In your childhood turn away
From the paths that lead to sin;
Love the Savior every day,
He will surely take you in.

Refrain