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Jesus loves little children, he is their Friend

Jesus loves little children, he is their Friend

Author: Horatius R. Palmer
Tune: [Jesus loves little children] (Palmer)
Published in 19 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus loves little children,
He is their Friend;
His aid He will lend;
Like a shepherd He’ll lead them;
Come to Him, children, today.

Children may come,
Children may come,
Children may come to the Saviour,
Children may come,
Children may come,
Children may come and be saved.

2 Jesus now doth entreat you,
List to His voice,
Oh, hear and rejoice;
He is ready to meet you;
Little ones, turn not away. [Refrain]

3 Jesus now doth command you;
Do not delay;
Oh, haste and obey;
Dangers dark will surround you
If from your Saviour you stray. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 3 #92

Author: Horatius R. Palmer

Palmer, Horatio Richmond, MUS. DOC, was born April 26, 1834. He is the author of several works on the theory of music; and the editor of some musical editions of hymnbooks. To the latter he contributed numerous tunes, some of which have attained to great popularity, and 5 of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, London, 1881. His publications include Songs of Love for the Bible School; and Book of Anthems, the combined sale of which has exceeded one million copies. As a hymnwriter he is known by his "Yield not to temptation," which was written in 1868, and published in the National Sunday School Teachers' Magazine, from which it passed, with music by the author, into his Songs of Love, &c, 1874, and other collections. In A… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus loves little children, he is their Friend
Author: Horatius R. Palmer
Refrain First Line: Children may come to the Savior



Instances (1 - 19 of 19)

Crown of Glory #d53

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Crowning Day No. 3 #92

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Garnered Gems of Sunday School Song #156

Hymns of the Upper Room #d76

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Little Pilgrim Songs #22

Love and Praise #d74

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Minnetonka Songs #67

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New Melodies of Praise #40

New Silver Song #d70

New Standard Singer #d121

New Standard Singer, Pt. 1-7 #d123

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Palmer's Sabbath School Songs #45

Pearls of Truth in Song #d42

Sacred Melodies #d69

Songs of Love for the Bible School #d74

The Fountain of Song #d38

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The Gospel Song Sheaf #29

The Sabbath Hour #d47

The Silver Song #d66

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