Scripture Verse

Order my steps in Thy Word. Psalm 119:133


Words: Lu­cin­da B. Bate­man, in The Child­ren’s Hal­le­lu­jah, ed­it­ed by James H. Ro­se­crans & James H. Fill­more, Sr. (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1886), alt.

Music: James H. Ro­se­crans (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Bate­man (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

James H. Rosecrans (1843–1926)


I washed my hands this morning,
O very clean and bright,
And lent them both to Je­sus,
To work for Him till night.


Little feet, be careful,
Where you take me to;
Anything for Je­sus,
Only let me do.

I told my ears to listen
Quite closely all day thro’,
For any act of kindness
Such little hands can do.


My eyes are set to watch them
About their work or play,
To keep them out of mischief,
For Je­sus’ sake all day.