7571. When Mothers of Salem

1. When mothers of Salem their children brought to Jesus,
The stern disciples drove them back and bade them to depart:
But Jesus saw them ere they fled and sweetly smiled and kindly said,
Suffer little children to come unto Me.;

2. For I will receive them and fold them to My bosom:
I’ll be a shepherd to these lambs, O drive them not away;
For if their hearts to Me they give, they shall with Me in glory live:
Suffer little children to come unto Me.

3. How kind was our Savior to bid these children welcome!
But there are many thousands who have never heard His name;
The Bible they have never read, they know not that the Savior said,
Suffer little children to come unto Me.

4. O soon may the heathen of every tribe and nation
Fulfill Thy blessèd Word and cast their idols all away!
O shine upon them from above and show Thyself a God of love,
Teach the little children to come unto Thee!

Text Information
First Line: When mothers of Salem their children brought to Jesus
Title: When Mothers of Salem
Author: William M. Hutchings (1850)
Meter: irr.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: This hymn was written for the anniversary of St. Paul's Chapel Sunday School, Wigan, England.
Tune Information
Name: SALEM (Methfessel)
Meter: irr.
Incipit: 51765 55656 71556
Key: C Major
Source: Methfessel's Songbook, 1818
Copyright: Public Domain

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