Thank God For Little Children
Frances E. W. Harper

Thank God for little children,
   Bright flowers by earth's wayside,
The dancing, joyous lifeboats
   Upon life's stormy tide.

Thank God for little children;
   When our skies are cold and gray,
They come as sunshine to our hearts,
   And charm our cares away.

I almost think the angels,
   Who tend life's garden fair,
Drop down the sweet wild blossoms
   That bloom around us here.

It seems a breath of heaven
   Round many a cradle lies,
And every little baby
   Brings a message from the skies.

Dear mothers, guard these jewels.
   As sacred offerings meet,
A wealth of household treasures
   To lay at Jesus' feet.

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