Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.@Mark 10:14
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O. Burke Culpepper, Sr.
(1880–1948)

Words & Music: O. Burke Cul­pep­per, Sr., in Tears and Tri­umphs No. 3, with Le­an­der Pick­ett & Eli­sha A. Hoff­man (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tuc­ky: Pick­ett Pub­lish­ing, 1902), num­ber 97 (🔊 pdf nwc), alt.

Oh, suffer the children to come, said Jesus,
Suffer them to come unto Me,
For such as these is the heav’nly kingdom,
Then let them come unto Me.

Refrain

Children, children, do you love Jesus?
Do you love Him with all your heart?
Children, children, do you love Jesus?
Then from all of His teachings ne’er depart.

Yes, Jesus died for the little children,
And that means you and me;
For us He made a home in Heaven,
Where we’ll dwell eternally.

Refrain

Say, did you ever work for Jesus?
Then work for Him today;
For Jesus Christ our blessèd Master,
Says ever work, watch and pray.

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