Songs for Worship

Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him.  Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.

Psalm 33:1-3 (NIV)

 

   

Let the Little Children Come

Background

Jesus not only welcomes the little children who are brought to him, he actively invites them.  In Luke 18:16, Jesus calls the children to come him after his disciples tried to keep them away.  Jesus still invites and calls the children today.  This song celebrates that invitation, and Jesus' call to all children.  This song also celebrates the baptism of children as a response to that call, that Jesus may bless the children today through water and the Spirit, that they might receive the Kingdom of God.

I wrote this song for the baptism of my granddaughter Elora.

 

Bible Verses

Luke 18:15-17, Luke 10:21, John 3:3-5

Themes

Children, Baptism, Kingdom of God, Invitation

 

Lyrics

Verse 1
The little children came for the blessing of Your touch
The disciples tried to stop them
They thought this welcome was too much
For such a high and holy teacher had no time for ones so small
But You just turned to the children and called to them all

Chorus 1
O come to Me, come, Let the little children come
For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these
O come to Me, come, Let the little children come
Come and receive the Kingdom of God

Verse 2
Today we have come for the blessing of Your touch
By water and Spirit
You freely give so much
To this child that we bring You in answer to Your call
For You love the children and You call to them all

Bridge
We praise You, O Father, for You have revealed
The kingdom of Your one and only Son
Not just to the high and the mighty of this world
But to the little ones
Oh let the little children come!

Chorus 2
O come to Me, come, Let the little children come
For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these
O come to Me, come, Let the little children come
Come and receive the Kingdom of God
Come and receive the Kingdom of God

 

 

   

 

   

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