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Jesus Once Was a Little Child

Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Sweetly

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.

[Chorus]

So, little children,

Let’s you and I

Try to be like him,

Try, try, try.

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.

[Chorus]

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

Luke 2:40

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