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.

Never leave me, nor forsake me;
ever be my friend;
for I need thee, from life's dawning
to its end.


Words: Walter J. Mathams, 1882

Music: Westridge

Meter: 85 83

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