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Zacchaeus Was a Wee Little Man

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Dchaeus Awas a Dwee little Aman, and a Dwee little Aman was Dhe.
He Dclimbed up Ain a Dsycamore Atree, for the DLord he Awanted to Dsee.
And Das the ASavior Dpassed him Aby, He Dlooked up Ain the Dtree,
And he said, “Zacchaeus, you come down from there;
For I’m Dgoing to your Ahouse to-Dday,A… for I’m Dgoing to your Ahouse Dtoday”



Dchaeus Acame down Dfrom that Atree, as Dhappy as Ahe could Dbe,
He Dgave his Amoney Dto the Apoor, and Dsaid: “What a better man I’ll be.”



Dsinful Aheart was Dcertainly Achanged when DJesus the ALord passed Dby.
He Dwants to Achange your Dsinful heart Atoo, this Dtruth you can-Anot de-Dny.
If Dyou de-Asire to Dsee the ALord the DBible Atells the Dway:
For it says, “Believe Christ died for you.”
He will Dcome into your Aheart to-Dday.A… Yes He’ll Dcome into your Aheart to Dstay.

20 Responses to “Zacchaeus Was a Wee Little Man”

  1. April 15th, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Mark says:

    Simple but great song – chords worked!

  2. April 15th, 2013 at 9:45 am

    George says:

    Well that’s good to hear. I like to play it in G rather than what’s written here (D) or what the Youtube video uses (F). This song is flexible like that because it doesn’t use a very wide range of notes. I’m going to put a transpose button in sooner or later…

  3. August 15th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Lori says:

    The help with the chords was great. I also learned some additional lyrics to some of my old favorites by visiting your site! Thanks!

  4. September 23rd, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Amy says:

    Thank you! I needed to find these words for a Bible study!

  5. November 6th, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Dorothy says:

    I think that it is a cute song. We sing it to our 2 and 3 year old children in Sunday school.

  6. March 2nd, 2014 at 8:21 am

    O. C. says:

    I don’t personally care about the chords as I play no instrument but I grew up (in my Christian life) singing this song in Bible clubs, Sunday school, Children’s church, etc to the children I helped teach. It has always been one of my favorite songs for the story. Glad to have the second verse again. I had lost it during our travels across the USA as missionaries.

  7. March 2nd, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    parletta davis says:

    I am searching for a book that has all these songs in it for piano and voice and lyrics because our current church pianist can only play by ear.

  8. March 3rd, 2014 at 10:52 am

    George says:

    Hi Parletta,

    I’m sorry I don’t know of any books that have these songs written for piano. If your pianist can only play by ear then I would think that a book with notes would be useless, but rather they would need to hear an audio version of the song, and that the chords would be helpful. Some of the pianists at my church play these simple songs by ear as well.

  9. October 3rd, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Hirotaire says:

    How can i download the song ?

  10. October 3rd, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    George says:

    In Chrome and Firefox, you just right-click on the MP3 icon and click “Save link as…” from the context menu that popped up. It’s probably very similar in other browsers.

  11. October 4th, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Loren Gulbranson says:

    Thanks, appreciate the extended version

  12. September 20th, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Mary says:

    I love the lords words todayπŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜€πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

    Jesus words are very spiritual on Sunday’s

  13. February 20th, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Deb says:

    Thank you for a version of this song that has 3 verses! They make sense, tell the story, and relate it to kids today! Perfect!!
    Thank you!!!!

  14. March 12th, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Jane says:

    Thanks for sharing the lyrics. I needed them to teach my Sunday School lesson and I forgotten all the words.

  15. June 21st, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Denise says:

    Loved it

  16. February 12th, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Peggy Williams says:

    I needed “Zaccheus was a wee little man” to go with the story at Good News Club. I was delighted to find more lyrics than I learned as a child.

  17. March 20th, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Kathy H says:

    I’m so happy to have this website. I sing these songs that I learned as a child to my grandson as I put him down for a nap. I had make up the words and tunes before now.

  18. June 13th, 2018 at 12:34 am

    Kris says:

    Thank you for these chords! I have a link to a shorter version…

  19. May 10th, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Audrey Helstad says:

    These are wonderful children’s songs. Thank you.

  20. August 4th, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Lisa says:

    This is an awesome site! I teach a class for adults with disabilities, and they love to learn new easy songs of praise!
    Thank you!

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