Monday, April 4, 2011

The Teacher -- a Poem

The heart cry of Christian mothers teaching at home:

The Teacher

by Leslie Pinckney Hill

LORD, who am I to teach the way
To little children day by day,
So prone myself to go astray?

I teach the KNOWLEDGE, but I know
How faint they flicker and how low
The candles of my knowledge glow.

I teach them POWER to will and do,
But only now to learn anew
My own great weakness through and through.

I teach them LOVE for all mankind
And all God's creatures, but I find 
My love comes lagging far behind.

LORD, if their guide I still must be,
Oh let the little children see
the Teacher leaning hard on Thee.