Advent Hymnals

417. FORBID THEM NOT

Christ in Song,

1.
"Forbid them not," the Saviour cried,
"But suffer them to come;"
Ah, then maternal tears were dried, 
And unbelief was dumb.

2.
Lord, we believe, and we obey;
We bring them at thy word;
Be thou our children's strength and stay,
Their portion and reward.

3.
Let not earth's pleasures draw them down;
Lord, give them strength to rise,
And thro' thy strong, attractive pow'r,
At last to gain the prize.

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Title Forbid Them Not
Key G Major
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First Line Forbid them not, the Saviour cried
Author T. Hastings
Year 1908
Composer Unknown
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Tune PEORIA
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Subjects Save the Children; Invitation and Repentance: Save the Children
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