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Coming today

The children are coming to Jesus today

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The children are coming to Jesus today]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The children are coming to Jesus today,
His kind invitation they’ve heard;
And gladly they hasten His call to obey,
Assured by His welcoming word.

They’re coming today, coming today,
The children are coming today;
They’re coming today, coming today,
The children are coming today.

2 The children are coming to Him who can save,
And help them the vict’ry to win,
For Jesus in mercy His life freely gave,
That they might be cleansed from all win. [Refrain]

3 The children are coming to follow the King,
To pathways of wisdom and love;
In joyful hosannas His praises shall ring;
Some day they shall see Him above. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #202

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The children are coming to Jesus today
Title: Coming today
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: They're coming today
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Calvary's Praises #205

Living Praise #d188

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The King of Glory #202

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