"God Gave To Me A Child"

God gave to me a child – and then I knew
The precious gift of life, the beating heart,
The little hand that clings in childish trust,
The shining eyes that are so much a part
Of every moment in a parent’s day;
A language that no words could ever say.

God gave to me a child – and then I knew
The joy of love fulfilled, the quiet peace
Of home and fireside where, with strife denied,
The heart can calmly rest in love’s release,
Can gain strength in knowing angels stand
Around little ones with guarding hand.

God gave to me a child – and then I knew
The parenthood of God, the eternal care
Of He who keeps the night watch and never sleeps
Who, when His children need Him, is always there.
I sought His kingdom for so long a while,
And then I found it in my little baby’s smile.

Author: James B. Singleton
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