So far in 2022, 11 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

Do you know what makes us happy

Do you know what makes us happy

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Do you know what makes us happy]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Do you know what makes us happy,
When so many hearts are sad?
We are little friends of Jesus,
That is why we are so glad.

We are little friends, we are loving friends,
We are happy, happy little friends of Jesus;
We are little friends, we are loving friends,
We are happy all day long.

2 Jesus loves the children dearly,
In his Word he tells them so;
Once he took them up and blessed them,
Many, many years ago. [Chorus]

3 We are little lambs of Jesus:
He, our Shepherd kind and dear,
Speaks, and, though we do not see him,
In our hearts his voice we hear. [Chorus]

4 If we try our best to please him
He will take us by and by
Where our spirit eyes will know him,
Far beyond the starry sky. [Chorus]

Source: Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #149

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Do you know what makes us happy
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We are little friends, we are loving friends
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
Page Scan

Infant Praises #33

TextPage Scan

Junior Songs #149

Page Scan

Living Hymns #111

TextAudioPage Scan

Melodious Sonnets #72

Page Scan

Northfield Hymns for Young People #15

Page Scan

Temple Trio #254

Page Scan

The Revival Wave #115

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support