Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LET THE LITTLE ONES COME UNTO ME, by MAY LOUISE RILEY SMITH



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LET THE LITTLE ONES COME UNTO ME, by            
First Line: It was long ago that he uttered
Last Line: "let the little ones come unto me."
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Mary Louise Riley
Subject(s): Mothers


IT was long ago that He uttered
This message so tender and sweet,
And women were crowding about Him
And laying their babes at His feet.
He looked with a gentle compassion
On the mothers who knelt at His knee,
And He comforted them with this saying,
"Let the little ones come unto Me."

From over the hills of Judea,
Down through the long line of the years,
That voice of ineffable sweetness
Still comforts the mother's sad tears.
O Heart that has bled for our sorrows,
O Voice that can quiet the sea!
Come often to me with Thy whisper:
"Let the little ones come unto Me."

O mothers, whose children are lying
Out under the snow and the rain,
Let the beautiful words of the Master
Give east to your sorrow and pain!
He holds the bright heads on His bosom,
He gathers them close to His knee,
And tenderly still He is saying,
"Let the little ones come unto Me."





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