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SONGS OF ZION

THE CHILD COMING TO JESUS
SUFFER me to come to Jesus,
Mother, dear, forbid me not;
By His blood from hell he frees us;
Makes us fair without a spot.

Suffer me, my earthly father,
At His pierced feet to fall;
Why forbid me? help me, rather;
Jesus is my all in all.

Suffer me to run unto Him;
Gentle sisters, come with me;
Oh that all I love but knew Him,
Then my home a heaven would be.

Loving playmates, gay and smiling,
Bid me not forsake the cross;
Hard to bear is your reviling,
Yet for Jesus all is dross.

Yes, though all the world have chid me,
Father, mother, sister, friend -
Jesus never will forbid me!
Jesus loves me to the end!

Gentle Shepherd, on Thy shoulder
Carry me a sinful lamb;
Give me faith, and make me bolder
Till with Thee in heaven I am.

July 1841.


No. Song / Poem Title
1 The Barren Fig Tree
2 Jehovah Tsidekenu
3 The Sing the Song of Moses
4 On Mungo Park's Finding a Tuft of Green Moss in the African Desert
5 I am a Debtor
6 Children Called to Christ
7 Thy Word is a Lamp Unto My Feet, and a Light Unto My Path
8 Fountain of Siloam
9 The Sea of Galilee
10 To Yonder Side
11 On the Mediterranean Sea in the Bay of Carmel
12 The Child Coming to Jesus
13 Oil in the Lamp
14 On J.T a Believing Boy