Mathams (Christopher Upton)
- Editor: Christopher Upton (submitted 2012-05-28). Score information: A4, 1 page, 47 kB Copyright: CC BY NC SA
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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 forsake me;
Ever be my friend;
For I need Thee, from life’s dawning
To its end.
Walter John Mathams (1853-1931)