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S.M.

1
Come, my dear child, and hear
A loving father speak:
Before you plan, in godly fear
Always God’s blessing seek.

2
What you’re ashamed to ask,
Then be afraid to do;
To ask His will’s an easy task,
And all His words are true.

3
What thou hast in thy heart,
And can’t commend in prayer,
Be sure those things you need not start,
They have no business there.

4
My child, ’tis good to be,
Thus broken to His will,
To move when He says, “Go, you’re free”;
At His command be still.