Suffer The Children

"Suffer the children to come" —and the Savior

Author: Clara Louise Burnham (1888)
Tune: [Suffer the children to come—and the Savior]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 "Suffer the children to come"—and the Savior
Held them with strong and with loving arm;
So every day He is bidding us nearer,
Longing to save us from sin and harm.
Come unto Him, come unto Him,
Longing to save from harm.

2 "Come unto Me," are the words to His children,
Wherever grieving because of sin;
Rest for your souls is His own blessèd promise,
O let His love, His divine love in.
Come unto Him, come unto Him,
Let His divine love in.

3 Easy the yoke that His mercy imposeth,
Choose ye, O choose ye the better part;
Light is the burden that’s carried in meekness,
Ye that are loving and lowly in heart.
Come unto Him, come unto Him,
Ye that are lowly in heart.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9112

Author: Clara Louise Burnham

Born: May 26, 1854, Newton, Massachusetts. Died: June 20, 1927, Bailey Island, Maine. Buried: Harmony Vale Cemetery, North Reading, Massachusetts. Clara was the daughter of George Root and Mary Olive Woodman Root, and wife of Walter Burnham. Her works include: Sweet Clover: A Romance of the White City The Right Princess The Wise Woman A Great Love Miss Bagg’s Secretary: A West Point Romance Dearly Bought No Gentlemen The Mistress of Beech Knoll The Queen of Farrandale The Leaven of Love Opened Shutters, 1914 Jewel: A Chapter in Her Life, 1915 Instead of the Thorn, 1916 Heart’s Haven, 1922 Sources: Findagrave, accessed 18 Nov 2016 © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. ( Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: "Suffer the children to come" —and the Savior
Title: Suffer The Children
Author: Clara Louise Burnham (1888)
Source: Royal Praise, by James R. Murray (Cincinnati: John Church, 1888)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9112
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The Cyber Hymnal #9112

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