Young children once to Jesus came. Jane Taylor. [Christ receiving little children.] This hymn was given in the first edition of Hymns for Infant Minds, 1810, as “As infants once to Christ were brought.” In the 4th edition, 1812, the opening line was altered to “Young children once to Jesus came,” and this is repeated in the revised edition of 1886. It is in 6 stanzas of 4 lines and based upon the words “Suffer little children to come unto me.” It is given in several modern collections for children.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)