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GEANDMOTHER TO HER GRANDSON 257

How dear the sound of the little feet,

And the clasp of the little hand how dear*

And the little voice that falls so sweet,
Like trilling music upon my ear!

Oh, to shield you from all life's harms,

My fair white lamb with the innocent eyes,

To gather you close in my loving arms

Safe from the frown of the lowering skies!

But into the wide world you must go

From home's soft nest and its shelter warm,

Sorrow to meet and care to know

In ways that are rough and dark with storm.

Heaven be good to you, dearest one !

Help you to fight all the powers of ill,
Through life's long day to its setting sun

Keep you God's soldier conquering still.



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