“Lord, who am I to teach the way
To little children day by day,
So prone myself to go astray?
I teach them knowledge, but I know
How faint they flicker and how low
The candles of my knowledge glow.
I teach them power to will and do,
But only now to learn anew
My own great weakness thru and thru.
I teach them love for all mankind
And all God's creatures, but I find
My love comes lagging far behind.
Lord, if their guide I still must be,
Oh, let the little children see
The teacher leaning hard on Thee.
~ Leslie Pinckney Hill
If ever I knew this was true, 'tis now: I cannot do anything, namely teach my children, without God's help and power.
Click on this link to watch a song video of one of my favorite songs: I Could Not Do Without Thee .