Jesus Once Was a Little Child

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  1. 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. 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.
  3. So, little children,
    Let's you and I
    Try to be like him,
    Try, try, try.
  4. Words: James R. Murray, 1841-1905
    Music: Joseph Ballantyne, 1868-1944