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The Little Book of the

Teach me to give up daily my own will with gladness for Thy dear sake.

Ye holy Innocents, blest Babes, earliest martyrs of Jesus Christ, the King of martyrs, how bright a life was won by that sharp death!

Beautiful little martyrs of the holy Child, your eyes soon closed upon the dull mists of earth, to open upon untold glories.

Bitter and short the passage, but Oh, how passing sweet the end!

How sweet to have died for Him who came to give His life for you!

Pray for me, ye stainless ones, before the Throne, that I too, unworthy and wayward as I am, may come to be with those who follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth.

Most Holy Child Jesus, save Thy children.