Suffer the children to come

Hark, I hear my Savior say Suffer the children to come to me

Author: I. L. Mitchell
Tune: [Hark, I hear my Savior say]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Hark! I hear my Savior say:
"Suffer the children to come to Me";
Do not turn the lambs away,
"Suffer the children to come."
Point them to the Father’s throne,
Speak to them in tenderest tone,
Jesus calls them for His own,
"Suffer the children to come."

Refrain:
Do not turn the lambs away,
Precious in His sight are they;
Teach them how to watch and pray:
"Suffer the children to come."

2 Tell them Jesus loves them all,
"Suffer the children to come to Me";
Take them gently by the hand,
"Suffer the children to come."
Oh, forbid them not, I pray,
Let the children come today,
Hear the blessèd Savior say:
"Suffer the children to come." [Refrain]

3 Take them gently by the hand,
"Suffer the children to come to Me";
Lead them to the better land,
"Suffer the children to come."
Lead them with a willing mind,
Tell them of a Savior kind;
They eternal life may find,
"Suffer the children to come." [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11841

Author: I. L. Mitchell

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Text Information

First Line: Hark, I hear my Savior say Suffer the children to come to me
Title: Suffer the children to come
Author: I. L. Mitchell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Do not turn the lambs away
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #11841
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The Cyber Hymnal #11841

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