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

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

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

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William B. Bradbury (1816-1868)

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