542. I Think When I Read That Sweet Story (The Sweet Story of Old)

1 I think when I read that sweet story of old,
When Jesus was here among men,
How He called little children as lambs to His fold,
I should like to have been with them then.

Refrain:
I should like to have been with them then,
I should like to have been with them then;
How He called little children as lambs to His fold,
I should like to have been with them then.

2 I wish that His hands had been placed on my head,
That His arm had been thrown around me;
And that I might have seen His kind look when He said,
"Let the little ones come unto Me."

Refrain:
"Let the little ones come unto Me,
Let the little ones come unto Me;"
And that I might have seen His kind look when He said,
"Let the little ones come unto Me."

3 Yet still to His footstool in prayer I may go,
And ask for a share in His love;
And if I now earnestly seek Him below,
I shall see Him and hear Him above.

Refrain:
I shall see Him and hear Him above,
I shall see Him and hear Him above;
And if I now earnestly seek Him below,
I shall see Him and hear Him above.

4 In that beautiful place He has gone to prepare,
For all who are washed and forgiven;
And many dear children are gathering there,
For "Of such is the kingdom of heaven."

Refrain:
For "Of such is the kingdom of heaven,"
For "Of such is the kingdom of heaven;"
And many dear children are gathering there,
For "Of such is the kingdom of heaven."

Text Information
First Line: I think when I read that sweet story of old
Title: I Think When I Read That Sweet Story (The Sweet Story of Old)
Author: Jemima Luke, 1813-1906
Refrain First Line: I should like to have been with them then
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: The Living Church: Baptism; Baptism; Walking with God
Tune Information
Name: THE SWEET STORY OF OLD
Composer: J. C. Englebright
Meter: Irregular
Key: A♭ Major



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