Let Me Guide A Child

"Dear Lord, I do not ask that
Thou shouldst give me some high work of Thine;
Some noble calling, or some wondrous task.
Give me a hand to hold in mine;
Give me a child to point the way over the strange, sweet path that leads to Thee;
Give me a voice to teach to pray; two shining eyes Thy face to see.
The only crown I ask, dear Lord, to wear is this:
That I may teach a child.
I do not ask that I may ever stand among the wise, the worthy or the great.
I only ask that softly, hand in hand – a child and I may enter at Thy gate."

– Author Unknown