
THE BUILDING
Ten
Little Christians, standing in a line,
One
disliked the pastor, then there were nine.
Nine
little Christians stayed up very late,
One
slept too late on Sunday, then there were eight.
Eight
little Christians on their way to Heaven,
One
took the low road, then there were seven.
Seven
little Christians chirping like chicks,
One
disliked the music, then there were six.
Six
little Christians seemed very much alive,
but
one lost his interest then there were five.
Five
little Christians pulling for heaven's shore,
but
one stopped to rest, then there were only four.
Four
little Christians, each busy as a bee
One
got her feelings hurt, then there were three.
Three
little Christians knew not what to do,
One
joined the sporting crowd, then there were two.
Two
little Christians, our rhyme is nearly done,
differed with each other, then there was one.
One
little Christian, can't do much 'tis true;
brought his friend to Bible study  then there were two.
Two
earnest Christians, each won one more,
that
doubled the number, then there were four.
Four
sincere Christians worked early and worked late,
Each
won another, then there were eight.
Eight
splendid Christians, if they doubled as before,
In
just a few short weeks, we'd have 1,024
In
this little jingle, there is a lesson true,
You
either belong to The Building,
Or to
the wrecking crew!
Author Unknown

