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Christ and the Children

Jesus loves me, this I know, For the Bible tells me so (Johnston)

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [Jesus loves me, this I know]
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

1 Jesus loves me, this I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Those that early seek shall find;
Turn to him with heart and mind.

Jesus is the children's Friend,
He will love them to the end.
Oh, remember in thy youth,
Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth.

2 Christ the Saviour sounds the "Call,"
There is "Welcome" sweet for all,
"Blessing" from his loving hands,
For his "Promise" ever stands. [Chorus]

3 Jesus calls, he calls today,
Lo, the "Guide-book" shows the way.
Turn to him, no longer roam,
Yonder lies the "Heavenly Home." [Chorus]

4 Step by step, we reach the place
Where he shows his loving face.
Christ, forevermore the same,
Calls the children each by name. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #88

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus loves me, this I know, For the Bible tells me so (Johnston)
Title: Christ and the Children
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Jesus is the children's Friend
Publication Date: 1899
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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