When Sin Came Into This World Of Ours


When sin came into this world of ours,
Then happiness fled away;
She withered, died like a beautiful flow’r
At close of a summer day.
Then God sent the little children down–
There had not been children before–
And He filled our hands with seeds of joy
To scatter the wide world o’er.

Chorus:
So you scatter here and I’ll scatter there,
By being sweet and true;
There’s many a dear little, kind little deed
The Master would have us to do.
Happiness, happiness sow ev’rywhere!
You scatter here and I’ll scatter there!

When God sent the little children down,
Then happiness grew apace;
He hid a blessing in each little heart,
A smile on each shining face.
So we must be wise and careful too,
Of blessings He gives more and more,
For He fills our hands with seeds of joy,
To scatter the wide world o’er. [Chorus]

When God sent the little children down,
The Happiness flowers grew;
But, best of all is, He sent us, one day,
The Little Lord Jesus, too.
It was in the days of long ago,
There was ne’er one like Him before,
And He filled our lives with seeds of joy,
To scatter the wide world o’er. [Chorus]