Jesus Once Was a Little Child
“Jesus Once Was a Little Child,” Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 55
1. Jesus once was a little child,
A little child like me;
And he was pure and meek and mild,
As a little child should be.
2. He played as little children play
The pleasant games of youth;
But he never got vexed if the game went wrong,
And he always spoke the truth.
So, little children,
Let’s you and I
Try to be like him,
Try, try, try.
Words: James R. Murray, 1841–1905
Music: Joseph Ballantyne, 1868–1944^ Back to top