When mothers of Salem their children brought to Jesus

When mothers of Salem their children brought to Jesus

Author: W. M. Hutchings
Tune: SALEM
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1 When mothers of Salem
Their children brought to Jesus,
The stern disciples drove them back,
And bade them depart;
But Jesus saw them ere they fled,
And sweetly smiled and kindly said:
Suffer little children to come unto me.

2 For I will receive them
And fold them to my bosom;
I’ll be a shepherd to these lambs,
O drive them not away!
For if their hearts to me they give,
They shall with me in Glory live;
Suffer little children to come unto me.

3 How kind was our Saviour
To bid these children welcome!
But there are many thousands who
Have never heard his name;
O shine upon them from above,
And show thyself a God of love!
Teach the little children to come unto thee.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #797

Author: W. M. Hutchings

Hutchings, William Medlen, son of William Hutchings, was born at Devonport, Aug. 28, 1827, and died May 21,1876. Mr. Hutchings was engaged for some time as a printer and publisher in London. His well-known hymn, "When mothers of Salem their children brought to Jesus" (Children brought to Christ), was written for the anniversary service of St. Paul's Chapel Sunday School, Wigan, in 1850, and was published in a revised form in the Juvenile Missionary Magazine of June 1850. A full account of the original and the revised texts is given in a note in W. F. Stevenson's Hymns for Church and Home, 1873. Another hymn by Mr. Hutchings, "We have heard the wondrous story" (The Life of Jesus), appeared in the Sunday School Union Voice of Praise, 1886.… Go to person page >

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First Line: When mothers of Salem their children brought to Jesus
Author: W. M. Hutchings
Meter: 13.13.8.8.11
Copyright: Public Domain

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