Mark 10:13–16 (Listen)
Let the Children Come to Me
13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” 16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.
Hymn: WS 713: Your Little Ones, Dear Lord, Are We
1. Your little ones, dear Lord, are we,
And come Your lowly bed to see;
Enlighten ev’ry soul and mind,
That we the way to You may find.
2. With songs we hasten You to greet
And kiss the dust before Your feet;
O blessed hour, O sweetest night,
That gave You birth, our soul’s delight.
3. Oh, draw us wholly to you, Lord
and to us all your grace accord;
True faith and love to us impart,
that we may hold you in our heart.
4. Until at last we, too, proclaim,
With all Your saints, Your glorious name;
In Paradise our songs renew,
And praise You as the angels do.