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Jesus took the lambs and blessed them

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1 Jesus took the babes and blessed them,
Brought to him in days of old;
Fondly in his arms caressed them,
Bade them welcome in his fold;
Warmly welcomed, warmly welcomed
When disciples' hearts were cold.

2 Jesus calls them still with kindness
Passing every mortal thought;
Bids them come, though human blindness
Still would chide when they are brought;
Takes and blesses, takes and blesses,
Whom he hath so dearly bought. A-men.

3 Jesus, we would not forbid them,
We would have them brought to thee;
Thou of all their guilt dost rid them,
From the curse dost set them free;
Thine dost make them, thine dost make them,
Thine let them forever be!


Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #260

Author: Matthias Loy

Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880. The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:— 1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion. 2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism. 3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion. 4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired. 5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture. 6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness. 7. How matchless is… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus took the lambs and blessed them
Author: Matthias Loy (1880)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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American Lutheran Hymnal #37

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #226

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #226

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Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #260

The Children's Hymnal #d151

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The Hymnal and Order of Service #233


The Hymnal and Order of Service #233

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d285

The Junior Hymnal and Suggested Orders of Worship #d133

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The Junior Hymnal, Containing Sunday School and Luther League Liturgy and Hymns for the Sunday School #174

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