Terezinha de Jesus - Brazilian Children's Songs - Brazil - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


I asked Ana Ruellon from Portugal if she knew who Little Theresa of Jesus is. Here's her reply:

"I think this song must be Portuguese... It seems familiar to me. It may be an ancient song.

This Terezinha de Jesus is Thérèse of Lisieux or Saint Thérèse of the Infant Jesus (from France) and in my comprehension the third man should be Jesus himself, for as a nun, she would be his wife."


You can hear the 1st, 2nd and 4th verses of this song sung below...


Thanks to Lainie Thornton for singing 3 verses of Terezinha de Jesus for us!

You can hear all 4 verses of this song recited below...


Thanks to Dimaz Restivo for singing and reciting all four verses.

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Terezinha de Jesus

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Lainie Thornton for contributing 3 verses of this song and helping with the translation, and to Monique Palomares for the midi music and the English translation. Thanks to Sandra Esper for the correction. Many thanks to Dimaz Restivo for contributing the missing (3rd) verse. Thanks to Ana Ruellon for her commentary.

Image: Wikipedia