Suffer the Children to Come

Suffer the children to come unto me, I hear the Redeemer say

Author: F. D. Barnes
Tune: [Suffer the children to come unto me] (Barnes)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Suffer the children to come unto me,
I hear the Redeemer say;
Soon they may hope their Saviour to see,
If they do but watch and pray.
Of all who now will come to him
He will cast not one away;
He will take us from this world of sin,
To his home in eternal day.

Come, come, come;
Jesus is calling thee;
Come, come, come;
Come unto him today.

2. Come to thy Saviour, O come, come today,
While Jesus still waits for thee;
Flee now to him and no longer stray,
From sin he will make you free;
Our King is coming soon to reign,
And to take his people home;
He will cleanse our world from sin's last stain,
And establish on earth his throne. [Chorus]

3. Come now to Jesus, O why not today?
Now is the accepted time;
Seek thy Redeemer, do not delay,
And him you shall surely find.
From all our sins we may be free,
Come, O do not longer wait;
Haste, and from the tempter quickly flee,
Very soon it will be too late. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #29

Author: F. D. Barnes

Barnes, Franklin D. (Barre, Vermont, 1837--June 5, 1916, Worcester, Massachusetts). When 12, his family moved to Colbrook, Mass. There, in addition to a public school education, he became proficient on the violin. In 1858, he settled in Worcester, Mass. After visiting several different churches, he was baptized in a stream at Lincoln Square in January, 1859, through the ice, after which he walked a half mile with the minister before they could change out of their wet clothing. For more than forty years, he served the Advent Christian Church in Worcester as deacon and song-leader. He was superintendent of their Sunday School from 1875 to 1900. In addition to his musical talent, he was also a successful artist. He composed 70 or more hymns… Go to person page >

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First Line: Suffer the children to come unto me, I hear the Redeemer say
Title: Suffer the Children to Come
Author: F. D. Barnes
Refrain First Line: come,come, come
Copyright: Public Domain


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