These are the ramblings of an eclectic and whimsical homeschooling family of eight... a little peek, if you will, inside the daily dawdlings and habits of my active and delightful family seeking to please the Lord in all we do! Hopefully our thoughts, observations, and activities will challenge you, inspire you, tickle you, cheer you, and let you know you are not the only one!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Little Boy Thou Gavest Me

Dear Lord, I bring to Thee my son
Whose tender years have scarce begun.
In this wee frame I know full well
A living soul has come to dwell
Who needs Thee now at childhood's gate,
Ere he shall grow to man's estate.
I covenant through hours apart
To pray for him with fervent heart,
To teach Thy Word with winsome voice
By day and night until his choice
Be but Thy blood for sin's deep stain,
And my small son is born again.
Then onward shall I pray the more
And teach Thy precepts o'er and o'er,
That he may grow, each boyhood hour,
By Thine indwelling risen power,
Lord, some small boys with none to care
Will never hear a mother's prayer;
Prepare my son with love aflame
To reach them with Thy saving name.
And make him, Lord, a polished tool,
A learner in Thy highest school.
A mother's part seems, oh, so frail!
But Thy strong arm can never fail.
To teach, to pray, to stand are mine;
Expectantly I yield to Thee
The little boy Thou gavest me.

~Louise B. Eavey

2 Comments:

Blogger Darlene said...

What a beautiful boy and such a touching poem. If all parents were a passionate as the poem reads, what a great world we would have.

Sometimes I think people are gettng farther away from God rather than closer.

Bless you and your beautiful son!

7:06 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

We found this poem in Verses of Virtue and plan to use it as part of a speech presentation, but we are wondering if there is a line missing...3rd from the end that would end with a word that rhymes with "mine". The rest of the poem follows a rhyming pattern, but it breaks here...and actually we did find a line missing in another poem in that book, so we were just wondering, thanks!

11:06 AM  

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