10 little Christians standing in line. 1 disliked the preacher, then there were 9.

9 little Christians stayed up very late. 1 overslept Sunday, then there were 8.

8 little Christians on their way to Heaven. 1 took the low road and then there were 7.

7 little Christians chirping like chicks. 1 disliked music, then there were 6.

6 little Christians seemed very much alive, but one lost his interest then there was 5.

5 little Christians pulling for Heaven's Shore, but one stopped to rest, then there were 4

4 little Christians each busy as a bee. 1 got his feelings hurt, then there were 3

3 little Christians knew not what to do. 1 joined the sporty crowd, then there were 2

2 little Christians, our rhyme is nearly done, differed with each other, then there was 1

1 little Christian can't do much 'tis true, brought his friend to bible study, then there were 2

2 earnest Christians, each won one more. That doubled the number, then there were 4

4 sincere Christians worked early and late. Each won another then there were 8

8 splendid 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 or to the wrecking crew!