His twelve disciples.@Luke 9:1

Author unknown. The lyrics were apparently written to help children memorize the disciples’ names.

George A. Minor, 1880 (🔊 pdf nwc).

There were twelve disciples Jesus called to help him:
Simon Peter, Andrew, James, his brother John,
Philip, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus,
Thaddeus, Simon, Judas, and Bartholomew.
He has called us, too. He has called us, too.
We are His disciples, I am one and you!
He has called us, too. He has called us, too.
We are His disciples, I am one and you!