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Forbid Them Not

There is no sweeter story told, In all the blessed book

Author: Mary B. Sleight
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There is no sweeter story told
In all the blessed Book
Than how the Lord within His arms
The little children took.

Refrain:
“Suffer the children to come unto Me,”
Jesus still speaks it, O parents, to thee;
“Do not forbid them from coming,” said: He—
“Of such is the kingdom of heav’n.”

2 We love Him for the tender touch
That made the leper whole;
And for the wondrous words that healed
The tired, sin-sick soul. [Refrain]

3 But, closer to His loving self
Our human hearts are brought,
When for the little children’s sake,
Love’s sweetest spell is wrought. [Refrain]

4 For their young eyes His sorr’wing face
A smile of gladness wore;
A smile that for His little ones,
It weareth evermore. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns #25

Author: Mary B. Sleight

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Text Information

First Line: There is no sweeter story told, In all the blessed book
Title: Forbid Them Not
Author: Mary B. Sleight
Refrain First Line: Forbid them not, O blessed Christ
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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Echoes of Praise #d147

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Gospel Echoes #17

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Great Revival Hymns #25

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Singing on the Way #122

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The Epworth Hymnal No. 2 #228

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