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Littell's Living Age/Volume 117/Issue 1516/Hymn for a Little Child

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<poem> God make my life a little light,

    Within the world to glow;

A little flame that burneth bright,

    Wherever I may go.

God make my life a little flower,

    That giveth joy to all,

Content to bloom in native bower,

    Although its place be small.

God make my life a little song,

    That comforteth the sad;

That helpeth others to be strong,

    And makes the singer glad.

God make my life a little staff

    Whereon the weak may rest,

That so what health and strength I have

    May serve my neighbours best.

God make my life a little hymn

    Of tenderness and praise;

Of faith - that never waxeth dim,

    In all his wondrous ways.


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