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The children are coming

Dear Savior, the children are coming to thee

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Dear Savior, the children are coming to thee]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Dear Saviour, the children are coming to thee,
Coming to thee, coming to thee,
From mountain and valley, from island and sea,
The children are coming to thee;
For “suffer the children to come unto me,
Forbidding them not” in the Bible we see,
So now in life’s morning, so happy and free,
The children are coming to thee.

Refrain:
Coming to thee, coming to thee;
Like doves to the windows or birds to the tree,
The children are coming to thee.

2 Dear Saviour, the children are coming to thee,
Coming to thee, coming to thee,
To lean on thy breast and thy beauty to see,
The children are coming to thee;
“An army with banners” now marching along,
An army for Jesus, to fight against wrong,
Still shouting and singing a jubilant song,
The children are coming to thee. [Refrain]

3 Dear Saviour, the children are coming to thee,
Coming to thee, coming to thee,
O look down from heaven, dear Saviour, and see,
The children are coming to thee;
O take them and seal them forever thine own,
And never allow them to wander alone,
But tenderly guide them until ‘round thy throne,
The children are gather’d to thee. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #104

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dear Savior, the children are coming to thee
Title: The children are coming
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Coming to thee

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Heavenly Sunlight: containing gems of song for Sunday schools, young people's societies and devotional meetings #34Page Scan
Songs for Work and Worship #d43
The Epworth Hymnal No. 3 #d46
The Jubilee Songster #d20
The Service of Praise #104TextAudioPage Scan
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