My Little Daughter's Welcome
by James Nack
The world looks pleasantly and bright
Upon my new-born child;
The fields and skies are bathed in light,
The air is fresh and mild;
And it would seem all heaven and earth
Were gracious to my darling's birth!
May this her future lot foreshow!
Still may her skies be bright;
And every scene she treads below
Be pleasant to her sight.
So may she live on earth beloved
And cherished, and by heaven approved!
May all that smiles upon her now,
Smile on her to the end;
And when upon her placid brow
The shades of death descend,
To everlasting life reborn,
May she salute a brighter morn!
Source:The Romance Of The Ring, And Other Poems.
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