Christ My Song - 389
Suffer me to come to Jesus - The child coming to Jesus
(Robert Murray M'Cheyne/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The child coming to Jesus.
2. Suffer me, my earthly father,
at his pierced feet to fall:
Why forbid me? help me, rather;
Jesus is my all in all.
3. Suffer me to run unto him:
Gentle sisters, come with me;
Oh that all I love but knew him!
Then my home a heaven would be.
4. Loving playmates, gay and smiling,
bid me not forsake the cross;
hard to bear is your reviling,
yet for Jesus all is dross.
5. Yes, though all the world have chid me,
father, mother, sister, friend –
Jesus never will forbid me!
Jesus loves me to the end!
6. Gentle Shepherd, on thy shoulder
carry me a sinful lamb;
give me faith, and make me bolder
till with thee in heaven I am.
Robert Murray M'Cheyne - July 1841