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The Crayon Box

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1st Verse:


GI was just a Dlittle child,
No Ghigher than your Cknee,
my Gmama bought a Dbox of crayons,
CJust for Gme.
So I Gpicked them up and I Dopened them
and I Glooked way down in-Cside
and the Gcolors they re-Dminded me of
CJesus when He Gdied…


CRed is the color of the
Gblood that He shed and
DBrown is for the crown of thorns they
CLaid upon His Ghead.
CBlue is for the royalty
with-Gin Him that dwells and
DYellow’s for the Christian
CWho’s afraid to Gtell.

2nd Verse:

So I

Gcolored, and I Dcolored,
till my Gcrayons, they were all Cgone
and Gthough I am much Dolder now my
CMem’ry lingers Gon.
So Gwhen I see a Dlittle child,
with a Gcrayon box in their Chand,
I Gtell them all the Dcolors and I
CHope they under-Gstand:

3rd Verse:

GAfraid to tell of a DSaviour, Who
GDied on Calva-Cry,
Who Gdied for all the Dsinners like
CYou and Gme.
He’s Gcoming back a-Dgain someday
to Gbe our CKing
and the Gcolors of the Dcrayon box
CWe will Gsing:



Ddon’t you be that Christian,
CWho’s afraid to Gtell.

11 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. 😀 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.

  5. April 22nd, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Erica j Cespedes says:

    God and Jesus thank u for this song this is one of my favorite songs because u are the best God and Jesus and can u be in my heart jesus and god and thank u for firing in the cross Jesus and I love u and Miss u Jesus and God and Jesus name amen love u muhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  6. July 21st, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Steve Hertle says:

    When my oldest daughter was a baby, I would sing her to sleep every night. I wrote my own verse to this song:
    Now when I think of God’s pure love,
    How He sent His Son to die
    For me upon the cross that day,
    I break down and cry.
    For Jesus loved this child so,
    He gave His life for me,
    How thankful I am for God’s gift
    Of Eternity.

    I hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

  7. November 18th, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Faith Lutz says:

    Wow!! I never knew there was a third verse!! Too cool!!

  8. February 22nd, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Joe Elliott says:

    Never heard it before and can’t stop singing it.

  9. April 10th, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Rod Catron says:

    This song was my daughters first solo in church. I cried through the whole thing. That was years ago. I wish more kids and parents knew this song and truly understood it’s meaning.

  10. August 7th, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Sue says:

    This is a beautiful song that I just heard for the first time and am anxious to learn to play and sing it for a women’s outing. Thank you for the chords and lyrics.

  11. January 23rd, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Kathy Payne says:

    Thank you for this song. I learned it as a child. And now I teach Sunday school and wanted my kids to learn it but couldn’t remember it. Thanks so much !

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