Scripture Verse

The Child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon Him. Luke 2:40


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, 1914. Pub­lished in Joy to the World, ed­it­ed by Ed­win O. Ex­cell (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Hope Pub­lish­ing, 1915), num­ber 162.

Music: Do­nau W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.


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.


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


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