Jesus calls the children dear (Jesus loves the little children)
Jesus calls the children dear (Jesus loves the little children). C. Herbert Woolston* (1856–1927).
C. Herbert Woolston’s extensive ministry to children as a magician and author led to the composition of this text. Most children connected to Christian churches in the United States between 1930 and 2000 most likely learned the refrain of the original hymn either in Sunday (Church) School, a children’s choir, or a domestic setting:
Jesus loves the little children,All the children of the world;Red and yellow, black and white,All are precious in his sight,Jesus loves the little children of the world.
Woolston’s three-stanza hymn was initially published in The Gospel Message, No...
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