10 Little Christians


10 Little Christians standing in line
1 disliked the preacher, then there were 9

9 little Christians stayed up very late 1 overslept Sunday, then there
were 8

8 little Christians on their way to Heaven 1 took the low road and then
there were 7

7 little Christians chirping like chicks 1 disliked the music, then
there were 6

6 little Christians seemed very much alive but one lost his interest
then there was 5

5 little Christians pulling for Heaven’s Shore but one stopped to rest,
then there were 4

4 little Christians each busy as a bee 1 got his feelings hurt, then
there were 3

3 little Christians knew not what to do 1 joined the sporty crowd, then
there were 2

2 little Christians, our rhyme is nearly done differed with each other,
then there was 1

1 little Christian can’t do much ’tis true brought his friend to bible
study- – then there were 2

earnest Christians, each won one more
That doubled the number, then there were 4

4 sincere Christians worked early and late
Each won another then there were 8

8 splendid Christians if they doubled as before
In just so many Sundays, we’d have 1,024

In this little jingle, there is a lesson true, You belong either to the
building or to the wrecking crew!

–Paul Allenman