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Open the Door for the Children

Open the door for the children

Author: Mary A. Kidder (1870)
Tune: [Open the door for the children]
Published in 102 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Open the door for the children,
Tenderly gather them in,-
In from the highway and hedges,
In from the places of sin;
Some are so young and so helpless,
Some are so hungry and cold;
Open the door for the children,
Gather them into the fold.

Chorus:
Open the door, (Open the door, open the door,)
Gather them in, (Gather them in, gather them in,)
Open the door for the children,
Gather them into the fold.

2 Open the door for the children,
See, they are coming in throngs!
Bid them sit down to the banquet,
Teach them your beautiful songs;
Pray for the Father to bless them,
Pray you that grace may be giv'n;
Open the door for the children,
Theirs is the kingdom of heavn'n. [Chorus]

3 Open the door for the children,
Take the dear lambs by the hand;
Point them to truth and to goodness,
Lead them to Canaan's fair land.
Some are so young and so helpless,
Some are so hungry and cold;
Open the door for the children,
Gather them into the fold. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #164

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Born: March 16, 1820, Boston, Massachusetts. Died: November 25, 1905, Chelsea, Massachusetts. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Massachusetts. Kidder, Mary Ann, née Pepper, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, March 16, 1820, is the author of "Lord, I care not for riches" (Name in the Book of Life desired), and "We shall sleep, but not for ever" (Hope of the Resurrection), both of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #7954

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Timeless Truths #166

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