Jesus Talked to Children

An all-ages song

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Walter Farquharson
Tune Name: CARROT RIVER

Lyrics as Poetry

Jesus talked to children.
He set them on his knee.
Jesus laughed with boys and girls,
and helped them all to see
that God’s world is a good place,
a laughing place to be.
And God’s world needs our loving,
our stretching to be free.Jesus talked to children.
He took them by the hand.
Jesus cried with girls and boys,
and helped them understand
that God’s world is a hard place,
a crying place to be.
And God’s world needs our loving,
our stretching to be free.Jesus talked to children.
He named them each his friend.
Jesus walked with girls and boys,
and helped them learn to spend.
For God’s world is a shared place,
a needing place to be.
And God’s world needs our loving,
our stretching to be free.He talked and laughed and cried
and taught to be free!


Words by
Walter FarquharsonCopyright © 1984 by Walter Farquharson
Administered by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA


Audio Sample

JESUS TALKED TO CHILDREN
One Verse plus Ending
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • All-ages
  • Children∶ music for
  • Intergenerational
  • Jesus∶ children
  • Jesus∶ friend
  • Jesus∶ teacher
  • Life∶ loving life

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