Little Children.

"Suffer the little children to come unto me, 

and forbid them not: 

for of such is the kingdom of God." 

Mark 10:14.

I DEARLY love a little child,

And Jesus loved young children too;

He ever sweetly on them smiled,

And placed them with His favored few.

When cradled on his mother's breast,

A babe was brought to Jesus' feet,

He laid His hand upon its head,

And blessed it with a promise sweet.

"Forbid them not," the Saviour said,

"Oh, suffer them to come to me!

Of such my Heavenly Kingdom is,

Like them may all my followers be."