When Jesus lived upon the earth
So many years ago,
He called the children close to Him
Because He loved them so.
And with that tenderness of old,
That same sweet, gentle way,
He holds your little loved one close
Within His arms today.
And you'll find comfort in your faith
That in His home above,
The God of little children
Gives your little one His love.
So think of your little darling
Lighthearted and happy and free
Playing in God's promised land
Where there is joy eternally.