Scripture Verse

Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right. Proverbs 20:11


Eden R. Latta (1839–1915)

Words: Ed­en R. Lat­ta, in Ma­ny Lit­tle Voic­es, by Asa Hull (New York: Asa Hull, 1895), num­ber 1.

Music: Asa Hull (🔊 pdf nwc).

Asa Hull (1828–1907)


When lit­tle child­ren do the wrong,
And do not wish the Lord’s to be—
Does He be­hold their ev­ery deed?
Can Je­sus see? Can Je­sus see?

When lit­tle child­ren false­ly speak,
Or take in vain that name so dear,
Though all un­heard, their words may seem,
Can Je­sus hear? Can Je­sus hear?

When lit­tle child­ren, in their hearts,
Give ev­il thoughts a chance to grow,
Ere yet their bit­ter fruits they bear,
Can Je­sus know? Can Je­sus know?

Yes, Je­sus sees our ev­ery deed,
And hears each word our lips let fall;
He knows our ev­ery sec­ret thought,
And He by these will judge us all.