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 doest know

Step by step o lead me onward
Upward into youth
Wiser, stronger, still becoming in thy truth

Never leave me nor forsake me
Ever be my friend
For I need thee from life's dawning to its end