Had I Been a Child

By Mabel Jones Gabbott and Darwin Wolford

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    3 Nephi 17:11–25 [3 Ne. 17:11–25]

    1. Had I been a child when Jesus came

    Unto the Nephites that blessed day

    And showed them the wounds in His hands and His feet

    And knelt with them to pray,

    2. Then He might have held me safe in His arms.

    He might have looked in my eyes and said

    A word of forgiveness, of blessing, of love,

    His hands placed upon my head.

    3. Someday when my Savior comes again,

    Oh, how I hope my heart will be

    As pure as the children’s of Nephi’s day,

    Who gathered around His knee.

    From “Mormon Children” Copyright © 1981 Jackman Music Corporation. All rights reserved. Making copies of this music for use within the Church is permitted. This notice must be included on each copy made.

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