Order my steps in Thy Word.@Psalm 119:133

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

James H. Rosecrans (🔊 pdf nwc).

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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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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

Refrain