Jesus, friend of little children
Jesus friend of little children
Be a friend to me;
Take my hand and ever keep me
Close to Thee.
Teach me how to grow in goodness
Daily as I grow:
Thou hast been a child, and surely
Thou dost know.
Step by step, O lead me onward.
Upward into youth.
Wiser stronger still becoming
In Thy Truth
Never leave me, nor for sake me,
Ever be my Friend:
For Indeed Thee from Life’s dawning
Till its end.