1 It fell upon a summer day,
when Jesus walked in Galilee,
the mothers from a village brought
their children to his knee.
2 He took them in his arms, and laid
his hands on each remembered head;
"Allow these little ones to come
to me,' he gently said.
3 'Forbid them not; unless ye bear
the childlike heart your hearts within,
unto my kingdom ye may come,
but may not enter in.'
4 My Lord, I fain would enter there;
O let me follow thee, and share
thy meek and lowly heart, and be
freed from all worldly care.
5 O happy thus to live and move,
and sweet this world, where I shall find
God’s beauty everywhere, his love,
his good in humankind.
6 Then, Father, grant this childlike heart,
that I may come to Christ, and feel
his hands on me in blessing laid,
love-giving, strong to heal.
|First Line:||It fell upon a summer day|
|Title:||It fell upon a summer day|
|Author:||Stopford Augustus Brooke, 1832-1916 (alt.)|
|Topic:||Christmas; Faith, Trust and Commitment; Year A: Proper 9(1 more...)|
|Source:||University of Wales (1923)|