Jesus, Friend of Little Children   2 comments


Above:  St. George’s Episcopal Church, Griffin, Georgia, May 4, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), Presbyterian

Words (1882) by for the Baptist Psalms and Hymns for School and Home (1882) by Walter John Mathams (1853-1931)


1.  Jesus, Friend of little children,

Be a friend to me;

Take my hand and ever keep me

Close to Thee.

2.  Teach me how to grow in goodness

Daily as I grow;

Thou hast been a child, and surely

Thou dost know.

3.  Never leave me nor forsake me,

Ever be my Friend;

For I need Thee from life’s dawn

To its end.

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