There Is No Child so Small

carol of the least child

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Shirley Erena Murray
Tune Name: LEAST CHILD

Lyrics as Poetry

There is no child so small,
no scrap of life so precious
who is not born like Jesus,
whose cry is like us all.There is no child unfed,
left hungry now at Christmas
but God will ask for justice,
for shelter and for bread.There is no child so lost,
no refugee so nameless
that God will leave us blameless,
who share no care or cost.There is no child so cheap,
in warfare or destruction
that love cannot take action
when God is made to weep.There is not one of us
who could not be more giving,
and in the gift more loving,
to light a star for peace.


Words by
Shirley Erena MurrayCopyright © 2008 by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA


Audio Sample

THERE IS NO CHILD SO SMALL
Verses 1 & 5
sung by David Moddle and
accompanied by Ron Klusmeier

Scripture Reference

  • Matthew 2:13-21

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Advent∶ Year 'B'∶ Advent 4
  • Children∶ music about
  • Children∶ music for
  • Christ
  • Christmas
  • Compassion
  • Conflict
  • Free, Freedom
  • God∶ love of
  • Hunger
  • Jesus∶ children
  • Justice, Human Rights
  • Love∶ God's
  • Love∶ living love
  • Poverty
  • Violence
  • War

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