Thought for the Month - The Teacher
by Leslie Pinckney Hill
Lord, whom 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 anew
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.
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