1 Christian children must be holy,
Serving God from day to day;
Never is the time too early
For a Christian to obey.
2 He who is our great Example,
Let no moment run to loss;
Not one precious hour He wasted
From the cradle to the Cross.
3 Soon He sorrowed, soon He suffered;
We must meek and gentle be,
Little pain and childish trial
Ever bearing patiently
4 Soon He showed a Son's obedience;
We must early learn to do
Not our own will, but our Father's,
And be found obedient, too.
Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #460a