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

Littell's Living Age  (1873)  by Matilda Betham-Edwards
Volume 117, Issue 1516 : Hymn for a Little Child

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.

This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.