Scripture Verse

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings Thou hast perfected praise. Matthew 21:16

Introduction

Words: Mary B. Sleight, in Palm­er’s Sab­bath School Songs, by Ho­ra­tio R. Palm­er (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ad­ams, Black­mer & Ly­on, 1868), page 36.

Music: Yo­ko­ha­ma Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, The Gold­en Cen­ser (New York: Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, 1864), num­ber 80 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Sleight (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William B. Bradbury
(1816–1868)

Lyrics

There is something on earth for the children to do,
For the child that is striving to be
Like the One who once murmured in accents of love,
Let the little ones come unto Me.

Refrain

There is something to do, there is something to do,
There is something for children to do;
On the beautiful earth where the Savior had birth,
There is something for children to do.

There are sweet winning words to the weary and sad,
By their glad loving lips to be said;
There are hearts that are waiting by some little hand,
Unto Jesus the Lord to be led.

Refrain