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Forbid them not, the Savior cried

Forbid them not, the Savior cried

Author: Thomas Hastings
Tune: PEORIA
Published in 18 hymnals

Representative Text

1 "Forbid them not," the Saviour cried,
"But suffer them to come;"
Ah, then maternal tears were dried,
And unbelief was dumb.

2 Lord, we believe, and we obey;
We bring them at thy word;
Be thou our children's strength and stay,
Their portion and reward.

3 Let not earth's pleasures draw them down;
Lord, give them strength to rise,
And thro' thy strong, attractive pow'r,
At last to gain the prize.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #417

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Forbid them not, the Savior cried
Author: Thomas Hastings

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #182

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1047

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1047

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1512

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The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #55

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #1031

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Christ in Song #417

Christ in Song #d137

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Christian Praise #185

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d292

Mother's Hymn Book . New ed. #d32

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #1047

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1047

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1047

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Songs of the Church #613

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The Mother's Hymn Book #44

The Saints' Harp #d265

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1078

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