12294. Suffer The Children To Come To Me

1 The sweetest words I have ever read
Are the loving words that the Savior said:
"Suffer the children to come to Me."
Who’d have ever thought of this but He?

Refrain:
"Suffer the children to come to Me,
Suffer the children to come to Me";
I am as glad as glad can be,
Those very words were meant for me.

2 Oh, how He parted the throng that pressed,
And so tenderly every child caressed!
This is the gladness of all my song,
That to this dear Savior I belong. [Refrain]

3 I wonder what I should ever do,
If the Savior had only called a few,
Taking the old, and the wise and great;
Oh, I am so glad I need not wait. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: The sweetest words I have ever read
Title: Suffer The Children To Come To Me
Author: Margarette W. Snodgrass (1878)
Refrain First Line: Suffer the children to come to Me
Language: English
Source: Primary Songs, by Mrs. D. C. Cook (Chicago: David C. Cook Publishing Company, 1878)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [The sweetest words I have ever read]
Composer: J. M. S.
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Media
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MIDI file: MIDI
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