Only a Little Christian

Representative Text

1. I'm only a little Christian;
But as I onward go,
I do my best for Jesus,
Because I love him so;
I lessen care and sorrow
As often as I may,
With Jesus, my Redeemer,
In glory I shall dwell.

Chorus:
I'm only a little Christian;
But as I onward go,
I do my best for Jesus,
Because I love him so.

2. I'm only a little Christian;
But as I go along
I cheer my little playmates
By smile or cheering song;
And often when they sorrow
I try to dry their eyes
By telling them of Jesus
Who watches in the skies. [Chorus]

3. I'm only a little Christian;
But if I do my best
To please my Saviour daily,
Each day I shall be blest;
And when this life is ended,
If I have served him well,
With Jesus, my Redeemer,
In glory I shall dwell. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #188

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: I'm only a little Christian
Title: Only a Little Christian
Author: James Rowe

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Children's Praise and Worship #d76

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Gospel Carols #229

Sunny Songs for Little Folks No.l #d16

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