Scripture Verse

He took them up in His arms, put His hands upon them, and blessed them. Mark 10:16

Introduction

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Robert Lowry
(1826–1899)

Words: Ro­bert Gill­ies, in The Bright Ar­ray, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1889), page 51.

Music: Se­cun­der­a­bad Ro­bert Low­ry, 1889 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

I’m but a little child, I know,
And little I can do;
But I can sing the Savior’s love,
Who died for me and you.

Refrain

A little child, a little child,
I’m but a little child, I know;
But I will give my heart to Him,
Because He loves me so.

I’m but a little child, I know,
And little I can say;
But I can praise Him in the songs
I sing from day to day.

Refrain

I’m but a little child, I know,
But little feet can stray;
And so I need a Savior’s hand
To guide me on the way.

Refrain

He, too, was once a little child,
As such to earth He came;
Though seated high in glory now,
He loves me just the same.

Refrain