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suffer little children

Post by Guest » Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:22 pm

Anyone know the lyrics to the hymn Suffer little children? From memory it goes something like this:

Suffer little children to come onto me
For their's is the Kingdom of Heaven
Suffer little children to come onto me
For their's is the Kingdom of the Lord
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suffer little children

Post by steveliu » Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:36 am

Hi Guest,

There's an old Stephen Foster song that goes like this:

Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me

1.
What did our Lord and Savior say
When other wished to drive us away?

Chorus:
Suffer little children to come unto me,
Of such is the kingdom of heav'n.

2.
What did he say who from above
Came down to teach us kindness and love?

Chorus

3.
What were the words of him who bled,
Nailed to the cross with thorns on his head?

Chorus

4.
What did he say whose spirit shed
Hope to the living, life to the dead?

Chorus

5.
If on his mercy we rely,
What will his words be when we die?

Chorus

Hope this is the one. Sheet music is posted on this site:


http://www.stephen-foster-songs.de/Foster134.htm


God bless,
Steve
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suffer little children

Post by Guest » Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:37 pm

Thanks Steve, but no it is not the one I was looking for. The one I wanted was sung when I was very young in Ireland but I havn't heard it since, and I would love to teach it to my children. My sister remembered another couple of lines:

There came onto Him
Children, little children
that He might lay His hands upon them
(La La La La La)
Children, Little Children,
Gathered around the Lord.

And another bit goes . . . . .

The Disciples said
Children, little Children
(La La La La La La La La La)
Be gone, and stay not
Children, little children
Gathered around the Lord

And the last verse has the Lord telling the Disciples to let the children gather round Him for there's is the Kingdom of Heaven etc.
The words I already gave you are the chorus.

God Bless you too Steve, the site is great Thanks x Theresa
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suffer little children

Post by steveliu » Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:58 am

Hi Theresa,

Ah, yes, that helps :) Here are the lyrics:

SUFFER LITTLE CHILDREN

Suffer little children, to come unto me,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Suffer little children to come unto me.
For theirs is the kingdom of the Lord.

There came unto him children, little children,
That he might lay his hands upon them,
Pray for and bless them, children little children,
Gathered round our Lord.

The disciples said:
"Children, little children, leave the master to his Prayer.
Be gone and stay not children, little children
Gathered round our Lord"

But Jesus said:
"children, little children, stay my blessing to receive.
Forbid you not that children, little children
Shall gather round the Lord."

"For you must be like children, little children,
Humble simple, pure at heart.
For it is to these children, little children,
The kingdom of heav'n belongs."

I left out the "la la la" parts, but it looks like you know where they belong ;) Sounds like a fun one--I wish I could be there to learn it with your children :)

God bless!
Steve
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suffer little children

Post by Guest » Wed Nov 02, 2005 9:53 am

Thankyou, Thankyou Thankyou
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suffer little children

Post by Guest » Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:55 am

Hi Guest,
I am grateful to find the lyrics to this hymn. I had learnt it in elementary school and was singing it at home one day when my dad said that he had learnt it when he was in school. And thereafter he quoted it whenever we thought we were having a difficult time. he used to say that those who experience hard times ultimately reach God in heaven. He is no more now and I just hang on to his memories. Ironically The very ways he showed us to deal with difficult situations are coming to the rescue of my family family as we lost him most unexpectedly.We feel lost without him even a year has passed.
Thank you and God bless.
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suffer little children

Post by Guest » Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:26 am

Dear Steve,

I have been looking for this song for the longest time.

Would you know who wrote it and/or where I can listen to the whole song?

We used to sing this in church back on the 70's.

Cindy
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suffer little children

Post by Guest » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:57 pm

I've also been looking for this song. I want to have it for a first Communion,as we always sang it at home in Ireland when I was a child. Any idea who the author is, so I can find the music?

Thanks,

Veronica
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suffer little children

Post by Guest » Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:55 am

The author is Philip Green, from the Mass of St Francis.
Check out the link below. Hope this helps

Suffer Little Children to Come Unto Me Celebrant and Choir

Veronica
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suffer little children

Post by Guest » Wed May 16, 2007 1:41 am

just found these words and I also have been looking for them for ages. Used to sing in Primary School at St Patricks Bryndwr, Christchurch, New Zealand. Cheers.
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