We were back in town over the weekend, attending a weekend Bible conference. I was thumbing through the song book and found an old friend:
There once was a wild little donkey,He had to be tied to a tree,And Jesus was thinking about him;He said, "Go and bring him to Me."
And when they had brought him to JesusAs quickly as ever they could,That restless, that wild little donkeyWas quiet, obedient and good.
When Jesus was riding upon him,He went just the way that he should,A quiet, submissive wee donkeyMade so by the blest Son of God.
And Jesus is able to make youWhatever He wants you to be.He loves you and longs to forgive youAnd make you both happy and free.
It's a favorite of the under-four crowd: at least one of them requests "The donkey song" when given a chance. They seem to lose interest when they get to school age, which is a pity. I think my own [teen-aged] kids were probably embarrassed when I'd sing it in the car on the way home from meeting.
Every once in a while someone wants to sing "Yield not to temptation." I think if we just sang "The donkey song" instead, we'd be in much better shape.