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


Words: Mrs. C. A. Holmes, in The New Shin­ing Star, ed­it­ed by The­o­dore E. Per­kins (New York: F. J. Hunt­ing­ton, 1864), page 64.

Music: Mo­lise S. Burt Sax­ton (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Holmes’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of her or Sax­ton, would you ?


Little children, come to Jesus;
Hear Him saying, Come to Me;
Blessèd Jesus, who to save us
Shed His blood on Calvary.
Little souls were made to serve Him,
All His holy law fulfill;
Little hearts were made to love Him,
Little hands to do His will.

Little eyes to read the Bible
Given from the heav’ns above;
Little ears to hear the story
Of the Savior’s wondrous love;
Little tongues to sing His praises,
Little feet to walk His ways,
Little bodies to be temples
Where the Holy Spirit stays.

There are little crowns in Heaven,
There are little harps of gold;
There are little shining dresses,
There are gems and joys untold.
Jesus gave His blood to buy them;
He has bought enough for all;
Little children, come to Jesus—
He has love for great and small.