“Madonna with the Bouquet of Lilies”
THE MOTHER”S MEDITATIONS
“Father we thank thee for this food:”
In childish voices low and sweet,
With heads low bowed and folded hands,
Together Allen and Sis repeat.
And now another tiny one
Has come our little home to share:
I thank God for these children dear
Now place within my earthly care.
Allen and Sis repeat their thanks
For our supply of daily food;
Shall I not lift my voice with theirs
And thank Thee for these children good?
And must I guide these little feet?
And must I show to them the way?
I’ll need, O Christ, thy help in this:
Teach me, O Lord, teach me to pray.
I want to be a child myself,
A child of God while here on earth:
I come to thee just as I am;
Grant me, O Lord, the second…
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