Papa, Come this Way

A little childish voice is stilled

Author: Mrs. M. E. Willson
Tune: [A little childish voice is stilled]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 A little childish voice is still’d,
Two little lily white hands are crossed;
Two little eyes forever closed,
The sound of patt’ring feet is lost,
A little form from out our home,
Was borne by loving hands away;
But still I seem to hear a voice
Within my heart, it says each day,

“Papa, come this way,
Papa, come this way;”
A little voice calls from that shore,
“Papa, come this way.”

2 I’m sure my darling is at rest,
Within the tender Shepherd’s fold;
He took her from this sinful world,
He shields her from its blast and cold;
But how I miss the loving kiss,
And oh! my longing heart is sore;
Then comes that little pleading voice,
It gently whispers o’er and o’er. [Refrain]

3 Where’er I go, that voice I hear,
As tho’ my darling could not rest,
Until I give my heart to him,
Who died to save and make me blest.
And so it echoes in my heart,
And thro’ the chambers of my soul,
I’ll not resist that pleading voice,
I’ll go to Jesus and be whole. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.1 #159

Author: Mrs. M. E. Willson

Mate E. Bliss Willson, sister of P. P. Bliss. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A little childish voice is stilled
Title: Papa, Come this Way
Author: Mrs. M. E. Willson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Papa, come this way
Publication Date: 1887
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


A fisherman got lost in the fog; his little child called from the shore: "Come this way," and guided by the voice he reached home in safety. So, unsaved and lost fathers, listen to little voices from the heavenly shore, calling: "Papa, come this way."



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