331. It fell upon a summer day

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.

Text Information
First Line: It fell upon a summer day
Title: It fell upon a summer day
Author: Stopford Augustus Brooke, 1832-1916 (alt.)
Meter: 88 86
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Christmas; Faith, Trust and Commitment; Year A: Proper 9 (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: CHILDHOOD
Meter: 88 86
Key: F Major
Source: University of Wales (1923)



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