A child's prayer
For Morn, my dome of blue,
For Meadows, green and gay,
And Birds who love the twilight of the leaves,
Let Jesus keep me joyful when I pray.
For the big Bees that hum
And hide in bells of flowers;
For the winding roads that come
To Evening's holy door,
May Jesus bring me grateful to his arms,
And guard my innocence for evermore.
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Confirmed with Siegfried Sassoon, THE OLD HUNTSMAN and other poems, William Heinemann, London, 1918, page 80
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "La prière d'un enfant", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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La prière d'un enfant
Language: French (Français) after the English
Pour le Matin, ma voûte bleue,
Pour les Prairies, vertes et gaies,
Et les Oiseaux qui aiment le demi-jour des feuilles,
Que Jésus me garde en joie quand je prie.
Pour les grosses Abeilles qui bourdonnent
Et se cachent dans les cloches des fleurs ;
Pour les routes sinueuses qui arrivent
À la sainte porte du Soir,
Que Jésus m'accueille reconnaissant dans ses bras,
Et garde à jamais mon innocence.
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