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The Crayon Box

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1st Verse:

When I was just a little child,
No higher than your knee,
my mama bought a box of crayons,
Just for me.
So I picked them up and I opened them
and I looked way down in-side
and the colors they re-minded me of
Jesus when He died…


Red is the color of the
blood that He shed and
Brown is for the crown of thorns they
Laid upon His head.
Blue is for the royalty
with-in Him that dwells and
Yellow’s for the Christian
Who’s afraid to tell.

2nd Verse:

So I colored, and I colored,
till my crayons, they were all gone
and though I am much older now my
Mem’ry lingers on.
So when I see a little child,
with a crayon box in their hand,
I tell them all the colors and I
Hope they under-stand:

3rd Verse:

Afraid to tell of a Saviour, Who
Died on Calva-ry,
Who died for all the sinners like
You and me.
He’s coming back a-gain someday
to be our King
and the colors of the crayon box
We will sing:


So don’t you be that Christian,
Who’s afraid to tell.

4 Responses to “The Crayon Box”

  1. September 28th, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    mary campbell says:

    Liked this song. I did not grow up learning these songs so its nice to learn them to play for the children at Sunday School (I play them on ukulele)

  2. May 15th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Art Warmanen says:

    I was looking for a song, almost the same. This will work. Thank you!!

  3. August 16th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Elaina Freeman says:

    I’m gonna sing this to my kids every night :)

  4. October 17th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    M. K. says:

    I love this song, it is my favorite besides i love you Lord. :D But sadly the words started to drift away from my mind, but THANK YOU SO MUCH,! this totally brought it back it to my mind.

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