The Child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon Him.@Luke 2:40
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, 1914.

W. Howard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane (1832-1915)

Once Jesus was a child like me,
But O, so kind and true;
His ever watchful eye can see
The very things I do.

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Yes, Jesus was a child like me,
But O, so pure and true;
My blessèd Savior He will be,
If I but love Him, too.

He played upon the village street,
In such a pleasant way;
And ran with glad and willing feet,
His parents to obey.

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I want to be His little child,
And more like Him to grow;
And ever truthful, good and mild,
Because He loves me so.

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And now to Jesus I will pray,
To pardon me from sin;
And if I serve Him every day,
His blessing I shall win.

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