The little boy lost - The little boy found

Set by Ken Neufeld , "The little boy lost - The little boy found", published c1979 [ SATB chorus a cappella ], from Three Songs of Innocence, no. 2, Fort Lauderdale, FL : Aberdeen Music (Plymouth Music Co.)  [sung text not yet checked]

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``Father! father! where are you going? 
O do not walk so fast. 
Speak, father, speak to your little boy, 
Or else I shall be lost.'' 

The night was dark, no father was there; 
The child was wet with dew; 
The mire was deep, & the child did weep, 
And away the vapour flew.

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The little boy lost in the lonely fen,
Led by the wand'ring light,
Began to cry; but God, ever nigh,
Appear'd like his father, in white.

He kissed the child, and by the hand led,
And to his mother brought,
Who in sorrow pale, thro' the lonely dale,
Her little boy weeping sought.

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