Standing in the marketplace,
Jesus watched the children play,
where the eastern sunshine fell
all the merry summer day.
Praise to Jesus while we play,
praise him, praise him all the day.
As he watched the children's games,
all his heart went out to bless;
he was glad to see them there,
and he shared their happiness. Refrain
Jesus watches children still
laughing, shouting, in their glee;
these are they of whom he said,
"Suffer them to come to me." Refrain