Open the Door for the Children

Open the door for the children

Author: Mary A. Kidder (pub.1870)
Tune: [Open the door for the children]
Published in 101 hymnals

Printable scores: Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1 Open the door for the children,
Tenderly gather them in,--
In from the highways and hedges,
In from the places of sin;
Some are so young and so helpless,
Some are so hungry and cold;
Open the door for the children,
Gather them into the fold.

Refrain:
Open the door,
Gather them in,
Open the door for the children,
Gather them into the fold.

2 Open the door for the children,
See, they are coming in throngs!
Bid them sit down to the banquet,
Teach them your beautiful songs;
Pray you the Father to bless them,
Pray you that grace may be giv’n,
Open the door for the children,
Theirs is the kingdom of heav’n. [Refrain]

3 Open the door for the children,
Take the dear lambs by the hand;
Point them to truth and to goodness,
Lead them to Canaan’s fair land.
Some are so young and so helpless,
Some are so hungry and cold;
Open the door for the children,
Gather them into the fold. [Refrain]

Coronation Hymns, 1910

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Born: March 16, 1820, Boston, Massachusetts. Died: November 25, 1905, Chelsea, Massachusetts. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Massachusetts. Kidder, Mary Ann, née Pepper, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, March 16, 1820, is the author of "Lord, I care not for riches" (Name in the Book of Life desired), and "We shall sleep, but not for ever" (Hope of the Resurrection), both of which are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Open the door for the children
Title: Open the Door for the Children
Author: Mary A. Kidder (pub.1870)
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Open the door

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