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Jesus, Our Friend

When Jesus lived upon the earth (Smith)

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Tune: [When Jesus lived upon the earth] (Nickle)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When Jesus lived upon the earth,
And healed the sick and lame;
The mothers took their little cones,
And joyfully then came.
He looked on them and kindly said:
“O let them come to Me,
Forbid them not, for such as these
My Father’s face shall see.”

Our Savior blessed the little ones,
That all the world may know,
He came to save the children too,
Because He loved them so.

2 Perhaps theses little boys and girls
Were sometimes naughty too;
But Jesus sent them not away,
His love is strong and true.
Although he grieves when we do wrong,
And slight His precious name,
He tries to help us all the more,
And loves us just the same. [Refrain]

3 When little children come to Him,
He takes them in his arms;
Oh, what a safe and blessed place
To rest from all alarms.
And so we sing with happy hearts,
Our songs of joy and love;
We’ll serve our blessed Savior here,
And dwell with Him above. [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #42

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When Jesus lived upon the earth (Smith)
Title: Jesus, Our Friend
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Our Savior blessed the little ones
Copyright: Public Domain



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Honey Out of the Rock #42

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