This prayer to become ‘as a child’ from William Aubert Luce is simple and joyful: ‘…Make me as a little child. As a child who runs with joy where the morning breeze has blown — so let my feet run swift and free in a way I have not known…’
As A Child
Poem by William Aubert Luce
Music by Martin Broones
Father, make me as a child,
Teachable and free from wrong,
I would learn to walk with God,
I would hear the angel song.
Give to me the humble mind,
Tender, faithfully undefiled.
Pride is frail and sin is blind.
Make me as a little child.
As a child who runs with joy
Where the morning breeze has blown
So let my feet run swift and free
In a way I have not known.
Give it to me the newborn heart,
Gentle, blameless, unbeguiled.
Make me fearless, make me mild,
Father, make me as a child.