1 Come to the Saviour, children all,
The best of friends is He,
And follow ev’ry day and hour
His footsteps faithfully.
He is so tender, true and kind,
And loves you, ev’ry one;
No other friend would do for you
What Jesus Christ has done.
2 He too was once a little child
At home in work and play,
And grew in goodness and in grace
With God and man alway.
Within the temple’s courts He sought
For wisdom from above;
And to His lowly parents was
Obedient in true love.
3 When mothers brought their little ones
For Him to touch and bless,
He said, with kindly, winsome smile,
And tender, fond caress:
“O suffer ev’ry little child
To come and be with Me;
Forbid them not, for verily,
Theirs shall my kingdom be!”
4 O let us love with all our hearts
This Saviour kind and true,
Who in His great and wondrous love
Thought of the children too.
To Him we pledge allegiance firm,
With all we have and are;
He is our living Lord and King,
The Bright and Morning Star.
Source: Elmhurst Hymnal: and orders of worship for the Sunday school, young people's meetings and church services #129