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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