650. 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.

2 I wish that his hands 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."

3 Yet still to his footstool in prayer I may go,
And ask for a share in his love;
And if I now earnestly seek him below,
I shall see him and hear him above;

4 In that beautiful place he is gone to prepare
For all who are washed and forgiv'n;
And many dear children are gathering there,
For of such is the kingdom of heav'n.


Text Information
First Line: I think when I read that sweet story of old
Author: Jemima T. Luke (1841)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 11. 8. 12. 9.
Scripture: Mark 10:4; Luke 18:16
Topic: Baptism; Seeking: Man Seeking Christ or God
Language: English
Tune Information
Arranger: William B. Bradbury (1859)
Meter: 11. 8. 12. 9.
Key: E♭ Major

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