Come, Little Ones, Come

The Savior calls to you and me

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The Savior calls to you and me]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Savior calls to you and me,
Come, little ones, come;
Oh, what a loving Friend he’ll be,
Come, little ones, come.
He died to take our sins away,
He lives to bless us ev’ry day,
He’ll help us trust him and obey,
Come, little ones, come.

Chorus:
Come, little ones, come to Jesus,
Come, little ones, come.
For whether we waken, or whether we sleep,
Jesus his children will tenderly keep;
Come, little ones, come to Jesus,
Come, little ones, come.

2 He’ll comfort us when we are sad,
Come, little ones, come;
His precious love will make us glad,
Come, little ones, come.
He’ll help us overcome the wrong,
And make us pure, and true, and strong,
He’ll fill our hearts with joyful song,
Come, little ones, come. [Chorus]

3 His loving Spirit he’ll bestow,
Come, little ones, come;
Till more and more like him we’ll grow,
Come, little ones, come.
He’ll take us gently by the hand,
And lead us on, a happy band,
Until we see the Shining Land,
Come, little ones, come. [Chorus]


Source: Songs for Work and Worship #56

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 Savior calls to you and me
Title: Come, Little Ones, Come
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Come little ones, come to Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain

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