The Teacher

Lord, who am I to teach the way           

To little children day by day

So prone myself to go astray?

I teach them knowledge, but I know

How faint they flicker and how low

The candles of my knowledge glow

I teach them power to will and do,

But only now to learn a new

My own great weakness thru and thru

I teach them love for all mankind

And all God’s creatures,  but I find

My love comes lagging far behind.

Lord,  if their guide I still must be,

Oh let the little children see

The teacher leaning hard on Thee.

~Leslie Pinkney Hill

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