When Jesus walked upon the earth
He didn’t talk with kings,
He talked with simple people
Of doing friendly things.

He didn’t praise the conquerors
And all their hero host,
He said the very greatest
Were those who loved the most.

He didn’t speak of mighty deeds
And victories. He spoke
Of feeding hungry people
And cheering lonely folk.

I’m glad his words were simple words
Just meant for me and you,
The things he asked were simple things
Than even I can do.

–Marion Brown Shelton