Jesus, friend of little children
1 Jesus, friend of little children,
be a friend to me ;
take my hand, and ever keep me
close to Thee.
2 Teach me how to grow in goodness,
daily as I grow.
Thou hast been a child, and surely
Thou dost know.
3 Never leave me, nor forsake me;
ever be my friend;
for I need Thee, from life's dawning
to its end.