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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William A. Ogden (1841–1897)

I. L. Mitchell, in Pentecostal Hymns No. 1, edited by Henry Date (Chicago, Illinois: Hope Publishing, 1894), number 158.

William A. Ogden (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Jesus Blessing the Children
Bernhard Plockhorst (1825–1907)

Hark! I hear my Savior say:
Suffer the children to come to Me;
Do not turn the lambs away,
Suffer the children to come.
Point them to the Father’s throne,
Speak to them in tenderest tone,
Jesus calls them for His own,
Suffer the children to come.

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Do not turn the lambs away,
Precious in His sight are they;
Teach them how to watch and pray:
Suffer the children to come.

Tell them Jesus loves them all,
Suffer the children to come to Me;
Take them gently by the hand,
Suffer the children to come.
Oh, forbid them not, I pray,
Let the children come today,
Hear the blessèd Savior say:
Suffer the children to come.

Refrain

Take them gently by the hand,
Suffer the children to come to Me;
Lead them to the better land,
Suffer the children to come.
Lead them with a willing mind,
Tell them of a Savior kind;
They eternal life may find,
Suffer the children to come.

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