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