636. Can a Little Child like Me

1 Can a little child like me
Thank the Father fittingly?
Yes, O yes! be good and true,
patient, kind in all you do;
love the Lord, and do your part;
learn to say with all your heart,

Father, we thank thee! Father, we thank thee!
Father in heaven, we thank thee!

2 For the fruit upon the tree,
for the birds that sing of thee,
for the earth in beauty dressed,
father, mother, and the rest,
for thy precious, loving care,
for thy bounty ev'rywhere. [Refrain]

3 For the sunshine warm and bright,
for the day and for the night,
for the lessons of our youth -
honor, gratitude, and truth -
for the love that met us here,
for the home and for the cheer. [Refrain]

4 For our comrades and our plays,
and our happy holidays,
for the joyful work and true
that a little child may do,
for our lives but just begun,
for the great gift of thy Son. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Can a little child like me
Title: Can a Little Child like Me
Author (attr.): Mary Mapes Dodge, 1831-1905
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Daily Living
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Father, we thank thee!
Tune Information
Composer: W. K. Basswood
Key: B♭ Major

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