Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Mrs. A. H. Ad­ams, in Songs of Glo­ry, ed­it­ed by James H. Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1874), page 9.

Music: Kan­pur W. T. Por­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Ad­ams or Por­ter’s full name, or where to get good pho­tos of them (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Hear the gentle Shepherd
Calling lambs like me,
In His sweetest accents,
Let them come to Me.

Refrain

Yes, we come, dear Savior
We, a little band,
Marching on together
To that heav’nly land.

He will bid us enter—
When our tirèd feet
Reach the Golden City,
He’ll be there to greet.

Refrain

Thanks, dear blessèd Savior,
For Thy words of love,
Bidding children enter
Thy bright courts above.

Refrain