Lord, teach a little child to pray,
Thy grace betimes impart;
And grant Thy Holy Spirit may
Renew my youthful heart.
A sinful creature I was born,
And from my birth have strayed;
I must be wretched and forlorn
Without Thy mercy’s aid.
But Christ can all my sins forgive,
And wash away their stain;
Can fit my soul with Him to live,
And in His kingdom reign.
To Him let little children come,
For He has said they may;
His bosom then shall be their home;
Their tears He’ll wipe away.
For all who early seek His face
Shall surely taste His love;
Jesus shall guide them by His grace,
To dwell with Him above.