Frances Ellen Watkins

Here you will find the Poem Thank God for Little Children of poet Frances Ellen Watkins

Thank God for Little Children

Thank God for little children, 
Bright flowers by earth's wayside, 
The dancing, joyous lifeboats 
Upon life's stormy tide. 

Thank God for little children; 
When our skies are cold and gray, 
They come as sunshine to our hearts, 
And charm our cares away. 

I almost think the angels, 
Who tend life's garden fair, 
Drop down the sweet wild blossoms 
That bloom around us here. 

It seems a breath of heaven 
Round many a cradle lies, 
And every little baby 
Brings a message from the skies. 

Dear mothers, guard these jewels. 
As sacred offerings meet, 
A wealth of household treasures 
To lay at Jesus' feet.