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11-14-2000, 01:29 PM
i didn't write this. It's an old poem i've had, i wanted to put music to it, but haven't yet. It's by Edgar A. Guest. ~~deAnnalynn
<br>God's Loan
<br>I'll lend you for a little time
<br>A child of mine, He said
<br>For you to love while she lives
<br>And mourn for when she's dead
<br>It may be 6 or 7 years or 22 or 3
<br>But, will you, till I call her back,
<br>take care of her for Me?
<br>She'll bring her charms to gladden you
<br>And should her stay be brief
<br>You'll have her lovely memories
<br>As solace for your grief
<br>I cannot promise she will stay
<br>Since all from earth return
<br>But there are lessons taught down here
<br>I want this child to learn
<br>I've looked this wide world over
<br>In my search for teachers true
<br>And from the throngs that crowd life's lands
<br>I have selected you.
<br>Now will you give her all your love?
<br>Nor think the labor vain?
<br>Nor hate me when I come to call
<br>to take her back again?
<br>I fancied that I heard them say
<br>Dear Lord thy will be done
<br>for all the joy Thy child shall bring
<br>The risk of grief we'll run
<br>We'll shelter her with tenderness
<br>We'll love her while we may
<br>But should the Angels call for her
<br>Much sooner that we planned
<br>We'll brave the bitter grief that comes
<br>And try to understand.
<br>**God bless all the parents with little ones out there who are ill.**
<br><P>(This message has been edited by littlebit)N

11-19-2000, 02:12 PM
Thanks a lot for sharing:):)

major tom
11-19-2000, 10:29 PM
**God bless all the parents with little ones out there who are ill.**
<br>May they find the strength somewhere to cope. Thanks, deAnnalynn it is a poem that makes you grateful for the things in your life.

11-24-2000, 04:49 PM
I hope you can write music to surround those words, deAnnalynn. The poem is really beautiful. :) Thanks for sharing it with us.