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First Line: Teach the child to pray to the blue waves
Last Line: Chaplet of perfumes on the rosary of love.
Subject(s): Prayer; Religion; Rosary; Theology


Teach the child to pray to the blue waves,
For they are the heavens beneath, the clouds their foam,
The sun's reflection that the bright sea laves
More gently brings our feeble eyes home.

Teach the child to pray to the pure sky,
It is the ocean above, whose waves are clouds,
The gloom of a tempest where spent sailors die
Is not so sad to follow in those shrouds.

Teach the child to pray to all things:
The bee of the spirit will form a honey above
On the living Ave where a rosebud sings,
Chaplet of perfumes on the rosary of love.





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