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THE CHILD AT PRAYER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: A baby to a baby prays
Last Line: That tender sight to see.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Children; Jesus Christ; Prayer; Childhood

A BABY to a Baby prays,
O Infant Jesus, meek and mild,
From 'mid the glory and the rays
Look on a little child.

As one child to another may,
He talks without a thought of fear,
Commending to a Child to-day
All that a child holds dear:—

His father, mother, brother, nurse,
His cat, his dog, his bird, his toys,
Things that make up the universe
Of darling girls and boys.

All sheep and horses, lambs and cows,
He counts them o'er, a motley crew,
And children in the neighbour's house,
And all the people too.

A child lifts up his little hands
Unto a Child; and it may be
The Host of Heaven at gazing stands
That tender sight to see.

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