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Strange how those, the least expected,
offer thanks for acts of grace;
while so many take for granted
costly gifts as common place.

Children take the care we offer,
never know what love has cost,
soon they grow in independence,
soon the bonds of birth seem lost.

Verses 3-4 follow

Metre: 8 7 8 7 Trochaic
Tune: LOVE DIVINE (Stainer)


Andrew Pratt (born 1948)

Words © 24/9/2013 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England,

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