As a Little Child ((Incorporating Jesus Loves Me)). Composed by Joseph M. Martin. For Choral (SATB). Harold Flammer. Choral, General Use, Children's Choirs, Baptism, Incorporating Hymn Tunes and Sacred. 8 pages. Shawnee Press #A6851. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35001289).
If you're looking for an anthem which incorporates a children's or youth choir, you're in for a treat. As a Little Child uses that universally loved hymn, “Jesus Loves Me,” which can be sung easily by children, ladies or a few voices of any combination. The text is based on the scriptures telling us that we must become as little children to share in the kingdom of God. A delicate piano accompaniment contributes to a feeling of innocence that culminates with the addition of “Jesus Loves Me.” Generous use of two-part writing with full four-part phrases for contrast and emphasis combine for an anthem that's highly effective and suitable for any size choir. Refreshing.