Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Erias Unangst (1823–1903)

Words: Eri­as Un­angst, in Song Trea­su­ry, by John Kurz­en­kna­be (Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: J. H. Kurz­en­kna­be & Sons, 1888), num­ber 60.

Music: John H. Kurz­en­kna­be (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John H. Kurzenknabe (1840–1927)

Lyrics

’Tis Je­sus loves the lit­tle ones,
And calls them as His own;
He’s always with the lit­tle ones,
They’re ne­ver left alone.

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The lov­ing, lov­ing lit­tle ones,
The love­ly, love­ly lit­tle ones,
The bless­èd, bless­èd lit­tle ones,
The hap­py lit­tle ones.

Let lit­tle ones sing Je­sus’ name,
He loves to hear them sing
And fill His courts with joy­ful sound,
And make His prais­es ring.

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He loves to be with lit­tle ones,
And hear their child­like pray­er;
And ten­der­ly He takes them up
Into His lov­ing care.

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’Tis Je­sus whom the lit­tle ones
May call their lov­ing king;
’Tis He that makes them an­gels, too,
His name for aye to sing.

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