A Child Loaned  - Girl child -

"I’ll lend you for a little time
A child of Mine,"
He said.

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

But will you, till
I call her back
Take care of her for
She’ll bring her charms to gladden you,

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

I cannot promise she 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 her all your love,
Nor think the labour vain,
Nor hate
Me when I come to call
And take her 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 her with tenderness,
We’ll love her while we may,
And for the happiness we’ve known,
Forever grateful stay.

But should the angels call for her
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