Jesus Once Was a Little Child

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Lyrics

  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. So, little children,
    Let’s you and I
    Try to be like him,
    Try, try, try.
  3. 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.
  4. So, little children,
    Let’s you and I
    Try to be like him,
    Try, try, try.
  5. Words: James R. Murray, 1841–1905
    Music: Joseph Ballantyne, 1868–1944
Book
Children's Songbook
Page Number
55
Music
Joseph Ballantyne, 1868–1944.
Text
James R. Murray, 1841–1905.
Scriptures
Luke 2:40
Topic
Honesty, Jesus Christ—Example
Languages
Bahasa Indonesia
Yesus Pernah Kecil Dahulu (Buku Nyanyian Anak-Anak)
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Cebuano
Sa Bata pa si Jesus
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Dansk
Engang var Jesus et lille barn (Børnenes sangbog)
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Deutsch
Jesus war einst ein kleines Kind (Liederbuch für Kinder)
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Español
Pequeño niño fue Jesús (Canciones para niños)
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Français
Jésus enfant (Recueil de Chants pour les enfants)
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Gagana Samoa
Sa Tamaititi o Iesu (Tusipese a Tamaiti)
34
Latviešu Valoda
Bij’ maziņš bērniņš reiz Pestītājs (Bērnu dziesmu grāmata)
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Lea Fakatonga
Ko Sīsuú Naʻá Ne Hangē Ha kiʻi Tamasiʻí
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Lietuvių Kalba
Ir Jėzus buvo kadais kaip tu (Vaikiškų dainelių knyga)
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Magyar
Egykor Jézus is gyermek volt (Gyermekek énekeskönyve)
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Norsk
En gang var Jesus et lite barn (Barnas sangbok)
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Português
Jesus Criança Já Foi Também (Música para Crianças)
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Q'eqchi'
Joʼ chʼina al li Jesus kiwan
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Suomi
Jeesus myös oli lapsonen (Lasten laulukirja)
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Svenska
Som litet människobarn (Barnens sångbok)
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Tagalog
Minsa’y Naging Musmos si Cristo (Aklat ng mga Awiting Pambata)
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Русский
Был когда-то Иисус Христос ребёнком (Сборник песен для детей)
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Українська
Ісус теж був дитям малим (Збірник дитячих пісень)
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ภาษาไทย
ครั้งหนึ่งพระเยชูเคยเป็นเด็ก (หนังสือเพลงสำหรับเด็ก)
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한국어
주님도 한때 우리처럼 (어린이 노래책)
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中文
耶穌也曾是個小孩 (兒童歌本)
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