1 It fell upon a summer day,
when Jesus walked in Galilee,
the mothers from a village brought
their children to his knee.
2 He took them in his arms, and laid
his hands on each remembered head;
"Allow these little ones to come
to me,' he gently said.
3 'Forbid them not; unless ye bear
the childlike heart your hearts within,
unto my kingdom ye may come,
but may not enter in.'
4 My Lord, I fain would enter there;
O let me follow thee, and share
thy meek and lowly heart, and be
freed from all worldly care.
5 O happy thus to live and move,
and sweet this world, where I shall find
God’s beauty everywhere, his love,
his good in humankind.
6 Then, Father, grant this childlike heart,
that I may come to Christ, and feel
his hands on me in blessing laid,
love-giving, strong to heal.
Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #331
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #331||It fell upon a summer day||It fell upon a summer day||CHILDHOOD||Stopford Augustus Brooke, 1832-1916||88 86||Luke 18:16-17; Mark 10:14-15; Matthew 11:28-30; Matthew 18:3; Matthew 19:14||2000||Christmas | ; Faith, Trust and Commitment | ; Year A | Proper 9; Year B | Proper 22|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #254||It fell upon a summer day||It fell upon a summer day||888 6||1996|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2785||It Fell upon a Summer Day||It fell upon a summer day||CHILDHOOD||Stopford A. Brooke||88.86||<cite>Christian Hymns</cite>, 1881|