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Jesus, Lord of Little Children   1 comment

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Above:  The Undated Primary Document from My Great-Grandmother

Scan Courtesy of Barbara Taylor Jackson

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

My great-grandmother gave birth to two sons and four daughters.  The two sons were Randolph Winburn Barrett (1905-?) and George Dickey Barrett (1910-1989).

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

AUGUST 17, 2013 COMMON ERA

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1.  Jesus, Lord of little children,

Lord today as yesterday,

From Thy radiant throne in glory,

Bend to hear us while we pray.

2.  By the shores of blue Genes’ret,

On their heads Thy hands were laid,

In Thy loving arms were babies,

Nestled gladly unafraid.

3.  While their mothers heard Thee saying,

“Let the children come to me,

Such as these make up Thy kingdom,

And in heav’n my Father see.”

4.  So to Thee we bring our baby,

Praying Thou wilt bless him now,

And in the years to follow,

With Thy grace his life endow.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

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Adapted from this post:

http://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/jesus-lord-of-little-children/

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Jesus, Tender Shepherd, Hear Me   1 comment

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Above:  Evening Prayer, Circa 1906

Image Copyrighted by W. H. Partridge, Boston, Massachusetts

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002718310/)

Reproduction Number = LC-USZ62-88923

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), Presbyterian

Words (1839) by Mary Lundie Duncan (1814-1840), for her children

http://neatnik2009.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/feast-of-mary-lundie-duncan-january-31/

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1.  Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me;

Bless Thy little lamb to-night;

Through the darkness be Thou near me;

Watch my sleep till morning light.

2.  All this day Thy hand has led me,

And I thank Thee for Thy care;

Thou hast clothed me, warmed and fed me;

Listen to my evening prayer.

3.  Let my sins be all forgiven;

Bless the friends I love so well;

Take me, when I die, to heaven,

Happy there with Thee to dwell.