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Jesus is not too busy to bless little children.

BibleGateway: Mark 10:13-16

ESV Text: Mark 10:13-16

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:9 and ends at about 1:48

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     13 And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. 14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. 15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. 16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 627:
Gracious Savior, Gentle Shepherd

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1. Gracious Savior, gentle Shepherd, 
Children all are dear to Thee; 
Gathered with Thine arms and carried 
In Thy bosom may they be; 
Sweetly, fondly, safely, tended, 
From all want and danger free. 

2. Tender Shepherd, never leave them 
From Thy fold to go astray; 
By Thy warning love directed, 
May they walk the narrow way! 
Thus direct them, thus defend them, 
Lest they fall an easy prey. 

3. Cleanse their hearts from sinful folly 
In the stream Thy love supplied, 
Mingled stream of blood and water 
Flowing from Thy wounded side; 
And to heavenly pastures lead them, 
Where Thine own still waters glide. 

4. Let Thy holy Word instruct them; 
Fill their minds with heavenly light; 
Let Thy powerful grace constrain them 
To approve whate’er is right; 
Let them feel Thy yoke is easy, 
Let them prove Thy burden light. 

5. Taught to lisp Thy holy praises 
Which on earth Thy children sing, 
Both with lips and hearts, unfeigned, 
Glad thank-offerings may they bring; 
Then with all the saints in glory 
Join to praise their Lord and King.