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Pioneer Children Were Quick to Obey

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


Gently

1. Pioneer children were quick to obey,

Walking along by the wagons all day,

Then in the firelight, kneeling to pray,

Little pioneer children.

2. Carrying water and gathering wood,

Building a campfire and cooking the food,

Learning and helping the best that they could,

Little pioneer children.

3. Children today can be pioneers too,

Willing and cheerful in all that we do,

Walking our pathway with heaven in view,

Little pioneer children.

Words: Virginia Maughan Kammeyer, 1925–1999

Music: Lynn Shurtleff, b. 1939

© 1985 by Virginia Maughan Kammeyer and Lynn Shurtleff. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.

Colossians 3:20

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