Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.@Mark 10:14
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François H. Barthélémon (1741-1808)

William Robertson, in the Scottish Established Church’s Hymns for Public Worship, 1861.

Morning Hymn (Barthélémon) François H. Barthélémon, 1785 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Christ and a Boy
Carl H. Bloch (1834-1890)

A little child the Savior came,
The Mighty God was still His name;
And angels worshiped as He lay
The seeming infant of a day.

He who, a little child, began
The life divine to show to man,
Proclaims from Heav’n the message free;
Let little children come to Me.

We bring them, Lord, and with the sign
Of sprinkled water name them Thine;
Their souls with saving grace endow;
Baptize them with Thy Spirit now.

O give Thine angels charge, good Lord,
Them safely in Thy way to guard;
Thy blessing on their lives command,
And write their names upon Thy hand.

O Thou, who by an infant’s tongue
Dost hear Thy perfect glory sung,
May these, with all the heav’nly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.