1 See Israel's gentle Shepherd stand
With all-engaging charms!
Hark, how he calls the tender lambs,
And folds them in his arms!
2 |Suffer the little ones,| he says,
|Forbid them not to come;
Of such is heaven; and souls like these
Shall find in heaven their home.|
3 We bring them, Lord, with thankful hands,
And yield them up to Thee;
Joyful that we ourselves are Thine,
Thine let our offspring be!