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384a. I Think, When I Read That Sweet Story of Old

1. I think, when I read that sweet story of old,
When Jesus was here among men,
How He called little children as lambs to His fold,
I should like to have been with them then.
I wish that His hand had been placed on my head,
That His arm had been thrown around me,
And that I might have seen His kind look when He said,
"Let the little ones come unto Me."

2. Yet still to His footstool in prayer I may go,
And ask for a share in His love;
And if only I earnestly seek Him below,
I shall see Him and hear Him above,
In that beautiful place He has gone to prepare,
For all who are washed and forgiv'n;
So many dear children are gathering there,
"For of such is the kingdom of heaven."

Text Information
First Line: I think, when I read that sweet story of old
Title: I Think, When I Read That Sweet Story of Old
Author: Mrs. Jemima Luke
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 1929
Topic: Songs For Children: Jesus' Life
Tune Information
Meter: Irregular
Key: E♭ Major
Source: English Melody

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