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

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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 Canady Slade USA 1826-1882. Born in Fall River, MA, she was well-educated and became a minister's wife, teacher, and poet. She was assistant editor of The New England Journal of Education. She also authored hymns, Sunday school materials and books on education, primarily used for training teachers. She authored a children's magazine, “Wide-awake”. She and her husband were active in the underground railroad (helping slaves achieve their freedom). She spent her whole life living in the same town. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

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
Copyright: Public Domain

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Crowning Day No. 5 #73

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The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #133

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