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Only a Boy Named David

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GOnly a boy named David, Only a little Dsling.
GOnly a boy named David, but A7he could play and Dsing.
GOnly a boy named David, Only a rippling Cbrook.
BmOnly a boy named EmDavid, but A7five little D7stones he Gtook.
And Cone little stone went into the sling, and the Gsling went round and round.
And Aone little stone went into the sling, and the sling went round and Dround.
And Ground, and round, and round, and round, and round, and round, and Cround.
And Gone little stone went up in the air, and the Dgiant came tumbling Gdown.

22 Responses to “Only a Boy Named David”

  1. July 13th, 2013 at 4:21 am

    Kijiana says:

    Thank you very much. I’m just learning to play the guitar so these easy chord arrangements were suitable. Excellent generosity! Thanks again:)

  2. August 27th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Pat Devers says:

    I had forgotten the words after a 15 year break from teaching. Thanks for being here!

  3. August 17th, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Mike Hickman says:

    Exactily what I was looking for. Thank you.

  4. September 11th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    esther says:

    no music ! to play but thanks for it being there

  5. October 28th, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Donna says:

    Lovely and Thank You

  6. April 6th, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Ms. Jackie ( what the children call me; also the Pastor and church members) says:

    Back in the 80s Ididthe warm up in the sancuary before we went to our Sunday School classes. Only a Boy Named David was one of the songs I used. I am now going to do a program wih the children with them narrating some of the Bible as we sing . We start with the B I B L E then some narration and into a song that goes with the area . We are using many songs in the Old and New Testaments along with he narration and ending with the B I B L E. Thank you so much for sharing this song with me. God Bless You

  7. June 9th, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Pastor Hal says:

    I was looking for the words to Only A Boy Named David so I could use it in an upcoming Children’s message and ran across your page. Thank you! I was blessed and may you be also.

  8. July 11th, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Harry Nelson says:

    Excellent resource – a real help today!

  9. July 23rd, 2015 at 7:01 am

    Judy says:

    I needed to tell a story for Vacation bible school at the last minute; so I’m going to learn this and have the children do it as a chant. Storytelling is my gift but singing is not. I think they’ll like this. Thank you and be blessed.

  10. February 9th, 2016 at 4:02 am

    Meghna khemka says:

    What was the Giants name in this poem

  11. March 30th, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Nita says:

    I teach Awana for the Cubbie’s (3 & 4 year old). I found your site last year and totally acted the song out. The children love this song. Now we are going to do an Awana Talent and my Cubbie’s want to do this song, totally with all the motions. I look so forward to this and know I could not do this without your help. Thank you so very much for allowing all to enjoy the words to old Christian songs for children. Love it.

  12. May 16th, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    J.O. says:

    The last line (as I learned it back in the 1950s) was: One little pray went up to God, and the giant fell right down.

  13. June 30th, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Naomi Steenson says:

    The third line as I learned it was “Only a boy named David but he could PRAY and sing.” Otherwise thanks for posting these lyrics as this song brought me courage as a little kid.

  14. January 18th, 2017 at 6:26 am says:

    nice but avoid adds t wil b Good!

  15. January 19th, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Jill Andrews says:

    I had a serious accident & sat up in hospital in the middle of the night & sang this at 6 years old, 14 years later I married David, think that was fate

  16. May 30th, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Martha Crawford says:

    Thanks so much. The 6 teachers for VBS learned this song 6 different ways. We will use this one. The Giant is Goliath, 1 Samuel 17

  17. October 14th, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Evie K says:

    While sharing/discussing the story of David and Goliath with a family member today I wondered what the brothers thoughts were when David became king since they had not liked him as a brother and I think instigated his duty as the ‘sheep keeper’. One of the family members said, ” They probably wondered when the stones were going to be coming their way!!”

  18. March 26th, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    R Hubble says:

    Just needed the words to refresh my old memory for kids church class. Thanks! Now all I need is a better voice! Lol. I used to tell kids in my church class, “God gave me my bad voice but He still wants us to sing to Him!”

  19. April 20th, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Jenny says:

    There is another ending to this son. It goes like this:
    I’d rather be a little man going up, than a big man coming down,
    I’d rather be a happy man with a smile, than a sad man with a frown,
    I’d rather be a poor man saved by grace, than be rich and lose my crown,
    I’d rather be a little man going up, than a big, man, coming down.

  20. June 20th, 2019 at 1:39 am

    Tina says:

    Teaching some oldies but goodies this week! Thanks!

  21. November 24th, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Mary Sue Eckard says:

    Our Pastor, Alistair Begg, is from Scotland. He mentions a lot of songs I learned as a child in my church in MD over 70 years ago. The church I grew up in was a GARB (General Association of Regular Baptist churches which were originally from Scotland. I love these songs.

  22. June 28th, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Carol Oakes says:

    I sang this song over sixty years ago. Over the years I forgot about it. I am doing a study with Max Lucado. facing Your Giants and started humming It.

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