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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 the children to come unto Me.

2
“For I will receive them
And fold them to my bosom;
I’ll be a shepherd to those lambs,
O drive them not away;
For in their hearts My grace I’ll give,
They shall with Me in glory live.
Suffer the children to come unto Me.”

3
How kind was the Saviour
To bid these children welcome!
But there are many thousands who
Have never heard His name;
The Bible they have never read;
They know not that the Saviour said,
“Suffer the children to come unto Me.”