Our Gardens

WHO has a garden to plant? I know.

Each little boy and girl; and so

Each little boy and girl must get

Good seeds to sow, good grafts to set.

And when they have set and sowed, take care

To trim them and weed them till they shall bear

Such good and beautiful fruit that they

Will be glad for all they have done some day.

Each little garden is each little heart,

Where the good seeds with the bad will start;

And we all must strive to destroy the bad

And protect the good. And lass and lad

Who work the hardest to plant and sow

In their little hearts good seeds, may know

That their future lives will prove what care

They took, and what seeds they planted there.


SOME murmur when the sky is clear,

And wholly bright to view,

If one small speck of dark appear

In their great heaven of blue.

And some with thankful love are filled,

If but one streak of light

One ray of God's good mercy gild

The darkness of their night.