A Lenten Poem for Children

Feb 18, 2015
Perhaps…
 
Dear God, I wonder, when You climbed
The hill of Calvary—
Where were the children that You used
To take upon Your knee?
Where were they?  In among the
    crowd?
And did they, too, not care
What happened to You God, dear God,
But only came to stare?
Where were the children that You
    loved?
They do not seem to be
Around as You begin to climb
The hill of Calvary!
O God I wish that I had been
A child that day! I might
Have done some little thing for You
To make the Cross more light!
I might have given You a glass
Of water on the way—
I might have whispered, as You
    passed,
“I love You so today!”
I might have done this—and yet—O!
Perhaps I would have hid
Among the people and done just
What other children did?

 

By Mary Dixon Thayer

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