I Think When I Read That Sweet Story

Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


1. I think when I read that sweet story of old,

When Jesus was here among men,

How he called little children like lambs to his fold;

I should like to have been with him then.

2. I wish that his hands had been placed on my head,

That his arms had been thrown around me,

That I might have seen his kind look when he said,

“Let the little ones come unto me.”

Words: Jemima Luke, 1813–1906

Music: Leah Ashton Lloyd, 1894–1965

3 Nephi 17:21–23

Luke 18:16