When Jesus was asked by His servants one day
Who greatest in Heaven would be,
He beckoned a little one to Him and said,
“Such only shall enter with Me.”
O Master, redeem us from hardness and pride,
And make us a child in Thy sight;
With meekness and trust may our bosom be filled,
And love guide our actions aright.
Tho’ honor and riches may brighten our way,
And friends gather round with their cheer,
Except we are willing the poorest to serve,
No welcome to Heaven we’ll hear.
God blesses the children because they are pure,
And all may be such by His grace;
Thro’ crosses and cares we may rise to His throne,
And shine in the light of His face.