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Forbid Them Not

Jesus loved the little children, Laid His hand upon each head

Author: Leroy H. Dowling
Tune: [Jesus loved the little children] (Ervin)
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: Leroy H. Dowling

Late 19th Century Dowling’s works in­clude: The Palm of Vic­to­ry(St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri: 1874) Songs of De­light, with Z. M. Par­vin (St. Louis, Mis­sou­ri, & Griggs­ville, Il­li­nois, 1875) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus loved the little children, Laid His hand upon each head
Title: Forbid Them Not
Author: Leroy H. Dowling
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Infant Praises #12

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Living Fountain #154

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The Palm of Victory #52

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The Quartet #282

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The Quiver of Sacred Song #93

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