1 Sweet it is for child like me,
Blessed Lord, to think of Thee,
For our sake so lowly made,
And in Bethlehem's manger laid.
2 Of the Virgin Mary born,
Thou wilt not an infant scorn,
Wrapped in swaddling clothes wast Thou,
Throned in highest glory now.
3 Laid in helplessness to rest,
Pillowed upon Mary's breast,
Thou, whose everlasting Arms
Fold us all secure from harms.
4 What can little ones like me
Find to offer unto Thee?
Only of Thy bounty fed,
Suppliants for our daily bread.
5 Saviour, from Thy Word I learn
There are gifts Thou wilt not spurn--
Gifts that little ones may bring
To their Brother and their King.
6 Childlike heart of truth shall be
Dearer gift than gold to Thee,
And its prayer and psalm shall rise
Like sweet incense to the skies.
7 Teach me then Thy steps to trace,
Jesus, full of truth and grace,
All Thy footsteps as a child,
Holy, harmless, undefiled.
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|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #413||Sweet it is for child like me||Sweet it is for child like me||1893|
|The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #413||Sweet it is for child like me||Sweet it is for child like me||1887|
|Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #243||Sweet it is for child like me||Sweet it is for child like me||S. MONICA||7s.||1883||Our Lord Jesus Christ | Christmas; Hymns for Little Children ||