JESUS AND THE CHILDREN

by Adrienne Potter

Copyright @ Jan. 1988  All rights reserved.  May be copied for use in church.

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He took the little children one by one

And picked them up and blessed them, every one.

When Jesus said, "Behold your little ones,"

They marveled at their daughters and their sons.

For they were circled by a holy burning flame

To witness that our Lord and Savior came.

They sat around his hem

As angels tended them

And all those there did see and hear

The vision of the children dear,

Those precious little ones so free from blame.

 

Suffer the children to come unto me

For such is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Suffer the children.  Forbid them not!

For such is the Kingdom of Heaven.

 

He wanted them to know and watch and see

How gentle with the children they should be.

Not one of them would ever come to harm

While nestled in our loving Master's arm.

And though we lack the faith and strength the Savior knew,

He left a blessing here for me and you:

We'll have His spirit near,

If we will only hear,

That if we show the Savior's love

To little children up above

Then they will know that Jesus loves them too.

 

Suffer the children to come unto me

For such is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Suffer the children.  Forbid them not!

For such is the Kingdom of Heaven.

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This story is also available as a song. 

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