Author: W. M. Hutchings, 1827-1876 Hymnal: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #613a (1917) Hymnal Title: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book Lyrics: 1 When mothers of Salem their children brought to Jesus,
The stern disciples drove them back, and bade them 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 Saviour 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 Saviour said,
"Suffer little children to come unto Me."
4 O, soon may the heathen of every tribe and nation
Fulfil Thy blessed 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!
Topics: Children Blessed by Christ; For the Young; Love Of Jesus for Children Tune Title: SALEM
When mothers of Salem their children brought to Jesus