by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

Suffer little children to come unto me
Language: English 
What did our Lord and Savior say 
When other wished to drive us away? 

Suffer little children to come unto me, 
Of such is the kingdom of heav'n. 

What did he say who from above 
Came down to teach us kindness and love? 

What were the words of him who bled, 
Nailed to the cross with thorns on his head? 

What did he say whose spirit shed 
Hope to the living, life to the dead? 
If on his mercy we rely, 
What will his words be when we die?


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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
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Word count: 90