by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

What does every good child say?
Language: English 
What does every good child say, 
When it wakes at peep of day? 
"Jesus, blessed Saviour, keep me 
Safe from harm, I humbly pray,” 

Jesus answers, "While thou'rt pleading, 
I'll protect thee, I will cheer thee, 
When thou prayest I will hear thee; 
I will keep thee safe this day." 

Chorus: 
Jesus, blessed Saviour, keep us safe from harm, I humbly pray. 

What does every good child say, 
When at school on Sabbath day?
"Jesus, blessed, Saviour, teach me, 
How a little child should pray,” 

Jesus answers, "While thou'rt pleading, 
I for thee am interceding, 
God, thy infant prayer is heeding, 
He will teach thee how to pray." 

Chorus:
Jesus, blessed Saviour, keep us safe from harm, I humbly pray. 

What does every good child say, 
When the daylight fades away? 
"Jesus Blessed Saviour keep me, 
While I sleep this night I pray.” 
Jesus answers, "While thou'rt sleeping, 
Little child, my watch I'm keeping; 
Till the morning light comes peeping, 
By thy bedside I will stay.”

Chorus: 
Jesus, blessed Saviour, keep us safe from harm, I humbly pray. 

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Researcher for this text: Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2015-12-25
Line count: 30
Word count: 178