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.
“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.”
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.”