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Suffer the children to come unto me, Thus said the Master of earth and sea

Suffer the children to come unto me, Thus said the Master of earth and sea

Author: J. Gilchrist Lawson
Tune: [Suffer the children to come unto me] (Gabriel)
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “Suffer the children to come unto Me!”
Thus said the Master of earth and of sea;
Jesus, who loveth the little ones still,
Blesses them now if they do His good will.

Refrain:
“Suffer the children to come unto Me!”
Thus said the Master of earth and of sea;
I verily, verily, say unto thee.
Suffer the children to come unto Me!”

2 With His own blood the dear children He bought,
And all the lambs in His bosom are brought
To the green pastures the still waters by;
Christ, the Good Shepherd, their needs will supply. [Refrain]

3 When the dear Savior was here upon earth,
Showing to mankind a little child’s worth,
He said, with children and babes on His knees,
“Like to the kingdom of Heaven are these.” [Refrain]

4 Samuel and Mary and Daniel and Ruth
Worshiped the Savior in spirit and truth;
Jacob and Joseph and Moses of Old
Taught that the children may enter the fold. [Refrain]

5 Children once shouted hosannas of yore;
Children may still their dear Savior adore;
Youthful and aged glad anthems shall raise;
Songs of the children shall perfect God’s praise. [Refrain]

Source: Glad Tidings in Song #137

Author: J. Gilchrist Lawson

James Gilchrist Lawson, 1874-1946 Buried: Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. James Gilchrist Lawson (1874-1946) was an American evangelist and hymn writer who compiled several best-selling books of Christian biography and poetry. Lawson’s works include: Deeper Experiences of Famous Christians (Chicago, Illinois: Glad Tidings Publishing Company, 1911) Did Jesus Command Immersion?, 1915 Greatest Thoughts About the Bible, 1918 Greatest Thoughts About God, 1920 The World’s Best Humorous Anecdotes, 1923 The World’s Best Conundrums and Riddles of all Ages, 1924 The World’s Best Epigrams, 1924 The "International" Christian Worker’s New Testament, 1924 The Marked Reference Bible… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Suffer the children to come unto me, Thus said the Master of earth and sea
Author: J. Gilchrist Lawson

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Glad Tidings in Song #d69

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Glad Tidings in Song #137

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Life and Service Hymns #195

Songs of the Great Salvation #d151

Wonder Hymns of Faith #d189

World Revival Hymns #d202

World Wide Revival Songs No. 2 #d209

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