Jesus Once Was a Little Child
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    Jesus Once Was a Little Child

    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