Scripture Verse

Let the little children come to Me. Luke 18:16


Hans A. Brorson (1694–1764)

Words: Hans A. Bror­son, in Nogle Jule-Psalm­er (Tøn­der, Den­mark: 1732) (Her kom­mer, Je­sus di­na smaa). Trans­lat­ed from Da­nish to Eng­lish by Har­ri­et R. Spaeth, 1898.

Music: Pae­dia Jo­hann A. Schulz, in Re­li­gi­ose Od­en und Lied­er (Ham­burg, Ger­ma­ny: 1789) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Spaeth (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Johann A. P. Schulz (1747–1800)


Thy lit­tle ones, dear Lord, are we,
And come Thy low­ly bed to see;
Enlighten ev­ery soul and mind,
That we the way to Thee may find.

With songs we hast­en Thee to greet,
And kiss the dust be­fore Thy feet;
O bless­èd hour, O sweet­est night,
That gave Thee birth, our soul’s de­light.

O draw us whol­ly to Thee, Lord,
Do Thou to us Thy grace ac­cord,
True faith and love to us im­part,
That we may hold Thee in our heart.

Until at last we too pro­claim
With all Thy saints, Thy glo­ri­ous name;
In pa­ra­dise our songs re­new,
And praise Thee as the an­gels do.