Hand in Hand, a Child and I

Dear Lord, I do not ask that thou shouldst give me some high work of thine,

Some noble calling or some wondrous task.

Give me a little hand to hold in mind;

Give me a little child to point the way

Over the strange, sweet path that leads to thee;

Give me a little voice to teach to pray;

Give me two shining eyes thy face to see.

The only crown I ask, dear Lord, to wear is this

That I may teach a little child.

I do not ask that I should ever stand among the wise,

The worthy, or the great.

I only ask that softly, hand in hand,

A child and I may enter at thy gate.

Author Unknown

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