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Bring in the Children

Bring in the children, O, bring them in, Lure them to turn from the highways of sin

Author: Mrs. S. G. Smith
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Bring in the children, oh, bring them in—
Teach them to turn from the highways of sin;
Lead their young feet in the paths of God—
Point them the way which the Savior trod;
Christ may be waiting to welcome them there,
Waiting to crown them with jewels so rare;
Waiting to bless them and guard them from sin—
Heed then the message, and bring them in.

2 Turn not away from a garment torn—
Under the tatters God’s image is worn;
Into the house of the undefiled
We may not enter unless as a child;
Bring in the children for Jesus to hold—
He will embrace them as often of old;
He will enrich them with blessings so rare—
Bring them to Jesus, His love to share.

3 Hark! blessèd words: oh, “Forbid them not,”
Come they from hovel, or palace or cot;
But if a blessing from Jesus you’d win,
Go through the byways, and bring them in.
Sympathy soonest will enter the heart,
Causing the teardrops of kindness to start;
Gather them in to the temple of prayer,
So in His kingdom bright crowns they’ll wear.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #19383

Author: Mrs. S. G. Smith

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Text Information

First Line: Bring in the children, O, bring them in, Lure them to turn from the highways of sin
Title: Bring in the Children
Author: Mrs. S. G. Smith
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #19383
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #19383

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