Verses For A Little Child.

MY little body's made by God,

Of soft warm flesh and crimson blood;

The slender bones are placed within,

And over all is laid the skin.

My little body's very weak;

A fall or blow my bones might break;

The water soon might stop my breath,

The fire might close my eyes in death.

But God can keep me by his care; 

To him I'll say this little prayer:

"0 God! from harm my body keep,

Both when I wake, and when I sleep."