Poetry 163

Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace:
Wednesday’s child is thoughtful and kind,
Thursday’s child has a sharp mind.
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living;
And the child born in Sunday’s light,
Loves the Lord with all his might.

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.

The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning,
That brighten up the sky;

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
We gather every day;

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

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