Prayer For A Little Child.

BLESSED Jesus, kind and mild,

Stoop to hear a little child:

At thy feet I come to pray;

Saviour, cast me not away.

Take away my load of sin,

Make me clean and pure within;

Teach me all I need to know,

Be my Shepherd here below.

In my childhood may I be

Gentle, meek, and pure like thee;

Help me every sin to leave,

Lest thy loving heart I grieve.

Tender Jesus, thou didst call

To thine arms the children small;

Lo, I come, and humbly pray,

Cast me not from thee away.