190. 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 has 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
Title: I Think When I Read That Sweet Story of Old
Author: Jemima T. Luke (1841)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 11.8.12.9.
Scripture: Mark 10:14; Luke 18:16
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Love and Grace; Seeking: Man Seeking Christ of God
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SWEET STORY
Arranger: William B. Bradbury (1859)
Meter: 11.8.12.9.
Key: D Major



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