10 little Christians standing in line,
1 disliked the preacher, and then there were 9.
9 little Christians stayed up very late,
1 overslept Sunday, and then there were 8.
8 little Christians on their way Heaven,
1 took the low road and then there were 7.
7 little Christians chirping like chicks,
1 disliked the singing, and then there were 6.
6 little Christians seemed very much alive,
but 1 lost his interest and then there were 5.
5 little Christians pulling for Heaven's Shore,
but one stopped to rest; and then there were 4.
4 littleChristians each busy as a bee,
1 got his feelings hurt, and then there were 3.
3 little Christians knew not what to do,
1 joined the sporty crowd, and then there were 2.
2 little Christians, our rhyme is nearly done,
differed with each other, and then there was 1.
1 little Christian can't do much it's true;
Brought his friend to Bible study—and then there were 2.
Earnest Christians, each won one more,
that doubled the number, and then there were 4.
4 sincere Christians worked early and late,
each won another, and then there were 8.
8 desirous Christians, if they doubled as before,
in just so many Sundays,we'd have 1,024.
In this little jingle, there is a lesson true;
You belong either to the building up or to the wrecking crew.