The Parents' Review

A Monthly Magazine of Home-Training and Culture

Edited by Charlotte Mason.

"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."

Volume 4, 1893/94, pg. 150

FOR all my wilfulness
Carelessly shown,
For all my thoughlessness
Which thou hast known,
By thy sweet gentleness,
By thine unselfishness,
By thy white faultlessness,
Pardon me, pardon me, pardon me.

Oft by thy hushing hand
Soothed into ease,
Oft by thy magic want
Charmed into peace,
Chains of my misery
Break at the sight of thee,
Demons of memory
Fly from thee, fly from thee, fly from thee.

If thou forsakest me
On the bare road,
If thou betakest thee
Swifter to God,
Thy light shall lighten me,
Thy spirit brighten me,
Flooding the night in me.
Guiding me, guiding me, guiding me.

Then when thy rarer soul
Her race hath won,
Watch from thy distant goal
My work begun--
God's work that but for thee,
Thee and thy charity,
Cursed by Him would be,
But for thee, but for thee, but for thee.