← Back To List/Index


If you sing/use this song, please contact the composer and say thank you to Adrienne Foster Potter!

See more from Adrienne Foster Potter.

Visit composer's personal website.

Related song categories are:
Vocal Solo High Voice/Soprano
Vocal Solo Medium Voice/Low Voice

No user ratings for this song yet. Leave yours by clicking the button above!

More about Adrienne Foster Potter:
--Majored in Music Theory/Composition at U of U and BYU. Studied under Lowell Durham. --Wrote first song at age 16. --Plays guitar, sings, plays piano, bass, and organ. --Published first songs online in 1995. ----Have had songs performed in various wards and stakes around the country and for regional YA events. Writer, artist, and musician who likes to do projects involving all three of these venues. She has published 9 books on Amazon.com as well as many illustrated, free stories at www.kidsread.info.
Song background:

I wrote this song when my first child was three years old and I wanted another baby badly, but I was fearful that it wouldn't happen, but it did! This song was the inspiration for my Kidsread and Kids in Danger websites (www.kidsread.info and www.kidsindanger.info). 

You can also visit the author's original page for this piece (opens in a new window).
You can also bookmark/save this song arrangement to your personal freeldssheetmusic bookmark save list.






Lyrics: HE TOOK THE LITTLE CHILDREN ONE BY ONE <br/>(Suffer the Children to Come Unto Me) <br/>VERSE 1: <br/>He took the little children one by one; <br/>And picked them up and blessed them, every one; <br/>They marveled at their daughters and their sons, <br/>When Jesus said, "Behold your little ones." <br/>For they were circled by a holy burning flame, <br/>To witness that our Lord and Savior came; <br/>They sat around his hem, as angels tended them, <br/>And all those there did see and hear the vision of the children dear, <br/>Those precious little ones from up above. <br/>CHORUS: <br/>Suffer the children to come unto me, <br/>For such is the Kingdom of Heaven; <br/>Suffer the children, forbid them not; <br/>For such is the Kingdom, for such is the Kingdom, <br/>For such is the Kingdom of Heaven. <br/>VERSE 2: <br/>He wanted us to know and watch and see, <br/>How gentle with the children we should be; <br/>Not one of them would ever come to harm, <br/>While nestled in our loving Master's arms. <br/>And though we lack the faith and strength the Savior knew, <br/>He left a blessing here for me and you; <br/>We'll have his spirit near, if we will only hear, <br/>That if we show the Savior's care to little children everywhere, <br/>Then they will know the Savior loves them too. <br/>

Report a problem with this song.