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First Line: How happy are those little ones
Last Line: And supplication heard.
Subject(s): Parents; Parenthood

How happy are those Little ones
Whose parents fear the Lord,
And shew their daughters and their sons
The treasures of his Word!

Instructed, not at school alone,
But at their home beside,
With quicker pace they travel on,
And never want a guide.

I know that scripture tells me true,
There is a place of woe
(My parents! I am pain'd for you)
To which the careless go.

O Lord, who causest Babes to see,
And lead'st the ancient blind,
Their case, who being gave to me,
Sits heavy on my mind.

Must we and shall we, when the date
Of this short life is o'er
Be fixt in such a diff'rent state,
And meet in love no more?

Forbid it, Lord! and change a pray'r
In trembling hope preferr'd,
To praise and thanks for saving care
And supplication heard.

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