Scripture Verse

Jesus said, Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, because the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these. Matthew 19:14

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
1820–1915

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in In­fant Prais­es, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney & Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1887), page 24.

Music: Zwolle Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick, 1887 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick
1838–1921

Lyrics

Blessèd Lord, how good Thou art,
Thus to take each little heart;
Very glad indeed are we
Thou dost bid us come to Thee.

Refrain

Yes, we come, quickly come,
Now Thy gentle voice we hear;
Yes, we come, quickly come
To Thy fold, our Savior dear.

Thou hast made this world of ours
Full of beauty, love and flowers;
Everywhere Thy hand we see,
Thou dost bid us come to Thee.

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In the rosy beams of light,
In the silent hour of night,
In the twinkling stars we see,
Thou dost bid us come to Thee.

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Young and weak and frail are we,
Tender buds that need Thy care;
Oh, how thankful, Lord, are we,
Thou dost bid us come to Thee.

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