THERE IS NO CHILD SO SMALL (words by Shirley Erena Murray)

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Verses 1 and 5 sung by David Moddle and accompanied by Ron Klusmeier.

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Lyrics

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.

Author / Composer Comments

Author Shirley Erena Murray, from her book Touch the Earth Lightly (Hope Publishing Co., 2008, page 157): “An attempt, yet once more, to address the need of the world and especially the plight of children. This [text] was used by Christian World Service in NZ for their annual Christmas appeal.”

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