Let them come

O I love to think how Jesus

Author: M. B. C. Slade
Tune: [O I love to think how Jesus]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Oh, I love to think how Jesus
When He walked on earth below,
Used to bless the little children,
For He lov’d them, lov’d them so!

Refrain:
Unto me, unto me,
Of the little ones saith He:
For the blessed heavenly kingdom
Of such as they shall be.

2 When the mothers came and brought Him,
Tender infants, young and small,
And so earnestly besought Him
For His blessing on them all. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ disciples would rebuke them,
Turn the little ones away,
In His gentle arms He took them,
And they heard Him sweetly say— [Refrain]

4 Little children, now from Jesus,
Will you His dear blessing seek?
From His home on high He sees us,
Hear Him kindly to us speak. [Refrain]

5 Just as close His arms will hold you;
Just as kind His blessings fall;
Just as warm His love enfold you,
Just as sweetly doth He call. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #73

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canedy Slade, 1826-1882 Born: Jan­u­a­ry 18, 1826, Fall Ri­ver, Mass­a­chu­setts. Died: Ap­ril 15, 1882, Fall Ri­ver, Mass­a­chu­setts. Buried: Som­er­set, Mass­a­chu­setts. A min­is­ter’s wife and teach­er, Slade was as­sist­ant ed­it­or of The New Eng­land Journal of Ed­u­ca­tion. Lyrics-- Beautiful Christ­mas Beyond This Land of Part­ing Footprints of Je­sus Gathering Home Hark, the Gen­tle Voice Kingdom Is Com­ing, The Loved One, Fare­well Once o’er Ju­dea’s Hills by Night Over Jor­dan Tell It Again Ten Vir­gins, The There’s a Fount­ain Free Who at My Door Is Stand­ing? --hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

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First Line: O I love to think how Jesus
Title: Let them come
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Refrain First Line: Unto me, unto me

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