A Child Loaned - Boy Child

"I’ll lend you for a little time
A child of

He said.

For you to love the while he lives,
And mourn for when he’s dead.
It may be six or seven years
Or twenty-two or three,

But will you, till
I call him back
Take care of him for
He’ll bring his charms to gladden you,

And should his stay be brief,
You’ll have his lovely memories
As solace for your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay,
Since all from Earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there
I want this child to learn.

I’ve looked this wide world over
My search for teachers true,
And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes,
I have selected You;

Now will you give him all your love,
Nor think the labour vain,
Nor hate
Me when I come to call
And take him back again?

I fancied that I heard them say,

"Dear Lord, Thy will be done,
For all the joy
Thy child shall bring,
For the risk of grief we’ll run.

We’ll shelter him with tenderness,
We’ll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we’ve known,
Forever grateful stay.

But should the angels call for him
Much sooner then we planned,
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes
And try to understand
. 1
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Parenthood is a partnership with God . . .

you are working with the creator of the universe

in shaping human character

and determining destiny.
Dawn Cove Abbey
Medicine Lodge
Roadside Assistance For Your Journey Through Life
From the eBook: "One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman MA, © 2007-2017
1 -A Child Loaned ~Edgar Guest (published in the Fort Worth Star mid 1930s)
2 - ~Ruth Vaughn