The 13 Best Christian Poems for Kids

Here are 14 beautiful Christian poems for children to learn about God, Jesus, and Prayer. Submit your own poems below, and we’ll publish them on the site.


HUSH! my dear, lie still and slumber,
Holy angels guard thy bed!
Heavenly blessings without number
Gently falling on thy head.

How much better thou’rt attended
Than the Son of God could be,
When from heaven He descended
And became a child like thee!

Soft and easy is thy cradle:
Coarse and hard thy Saviour lay,
When His birthplace was a stable
And His softest bed was hay.

See the kinder shepherds round Him,
Telling wonders from the sky!
Where they sought Him, there they found Him,
With His Virgin Mother by.

See the lovely babe adressing;
Lovely infant, how He smiled!
When He wept, the Mother’s blessing
Soothed and hush’d the holy child.

Lo, He slumbers in His manger,
Where the horned oxen fed:
Peace, my darling; here’s no danger,
Here’s no ox anear thy bed.

Isaac Watts

God Made You

God made you special,
This I know
He gave you to me
To watch you grow.
With a kiss on the cheek
And a hug just for you
You are my everything
This much is true.

God made you special,
My little one
I pray you keep your eyes
Looking up towards the sun.
You were created
With a purpose in mind
God made you special,
One of a kind.

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Good Enough

God wants me to be myself
For He created me this way,
And since God made me who I am,
Myself I’m quite content to stay.

In His eyes I’m good enough –
It matters not what others say;
I need not act as if I’m tough
Or copy other children’s ways.

God doesn’t care if I’m not cool –
If I’m not stronger; thinner;
In His hands I am a tool
To reach out to another sinner.

Though I am still young and small
In Jesus Christ I’m strong and tall;
So when people look at me
May it be God’s own Son they see.

Belinda van Rensburgs

Two Little Brothers

Two littler brothers, as different as day and night
They love to play together, oh what a sight!

God created each with a purpose and plan
In hopes of both becoming a Godly gentleman.

They grow oh so quick, time continues on
One-day greater heights these brothers will take upon.

But for now, this mommy will love on her boys
Enjoying the little things, the noise and the toys.

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Bless the Father

Dearest God,
thank You for giving us
joy and love.
You have given us children
that gives us all we need
Happiness and joy
through all our days.

Bless Your name
and all your works
for without You
we will live in sadness
and madness will be with us.

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A Child Is Known By His Doings

Children, listen to this bit of advice.
In all your dealings, be kind and nice.
“Even a child is known by his doings,” you see,
So try to be as good as you can be.

Nobody approves of a child who is bad,
And it also makes your parents feel sad.
People may call you “imp” or even “brat”.
I’m sure your parents won’t like that.

Children, behave the best that you can
And grow into a lovable lady or man.
People then will say you are so kind,
And you’re the best friend one can find.

Just make your work pure and make it right,
And try to serve God with all your might.
You’re known by your doings, Scriptures say,
So be on your best behavior each day.

Margaret Cagle

Pray Today

Before each day remember to pray,
that we be safe at play.
Pray at night, for it is right,
then sleep within God’s light.
All through the day, remember pray,
Jesus will guide each day.

Roger W Hancock

As You Grow

As you grow,
May our Heavenly Father
Guide you through,
Pouring down His blessings
Over you.

As you grow,
May you experience love
And know that your life
On Him is depending.

As you grow,
May each breath
That you take
Be filled with the wonder
That only God can make.

As you grow,
Always be thankful for
Blessings unfolding,
Give Him your best
For your life He is still molding.

Footprints in the Sand

One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand:
one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him
he looked back, at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life
there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it:
“LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you’d walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life
there is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.”

The LORD replied:
“My son, My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you,
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

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Newborn Baby

What a wonderful blessing
Sent from Heaven above,
A baby to cherish
Filling your heart with love.

May your sweet little one
Bring your life much pleasure,
Brightening your world
A tiny bundle to hold and treasure.

The wonder of babies
So precious and sweet
Created by God,
Tiny hands and feet.

Such a bundle of joy
For all to adore,
Who in this world
Could ever ask for more!

A Child’s Goodnight Prayer

As I lay down my head
All tucked in my bed
I send up a prayer
To God, this I share.

Thank you for my Mommy,
Thank you for my Daddy
Thank you for my friends
And their love that never ends.

Thank you, God, for eyes that see
And for a life that I can be free.
Thank you, Lord, for ears to hear
And for your word that I hold dear.

Thank you for my feet to walk,
Thank you for my mouth to talk.
Thank you for the warm sunshine,
Thank you, Lord, for being mine.

Before I end this prayer with ‘amen’,
I would like to ask you again.
To watch over all of those I love
And send down your blessings from up above.


Give the Children Love

Children in the streets,
children in houses,
give them love,
give them a true home.

They are gifts of the Lord
to every parent on earth.
They are precious little ones
who love with a big heart.

Give them love,
give them a home.
For they deserve a life
they can call their own.

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Bless the Little Ones

The smallest voice
with the biggest hearts
pray to the Lord Most High.

Bless them, Father,
for they know what they want.
They want your glory.

With all their hearts,
they pray hard,
to heal the sick.

To save the ones
who need help
in the snares of the dark.

Bless the little ones
for they have
the purest of hearts
that we all yearn to have.

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