Last night my little boy confessed to me

Some childish wrong;

And kneeling at my knee

He prayed with tears --

"Dear God, make me a man

Like Daddy --  wise and strong,

I know you can."

Then while he slept

I knelt beside his bed,

Confessed my sins,

And prayed with low-bowed head,

"O God, make me a child,

Like my child here --

Pure, guileless,

Trusting Thee with faith sincere."

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