BLIND MAN’S BUFF.
When the win-ter winds are blow-ing,
And we ga-ther glad and gay,
Where the fire its light is throw-ing,
For a mer-ry game at play,
There is none that to my know-ing,—
And I’ve play-ed at games enough,—
Makes us laugh, and sets us glow-ing
Like a game at Blind-man’s Buff.
All through the win-ter, long and cold,
Dear Minnie ev-ery morn-ing fed
The little spar-rows, pert and bold,
And ro-bins, with their breasts so red.
She lov-ed to see the lit-tle birds
Come flut-ter-ing to the win-dow pane,
In answer to the gen-tle words
With which she scat-ter-ed crumbs and grain.
One ro-bin, bol-der than the rest,
Would perch up-on her fin-ger fair,
And this of all she lov-ed the best,
And daily fed with ten-der-est care.
But one sad morn, when Minnie came,
Her pre-ci-ous lit-tle pet she found,
Not hop-ping, when she call-ed his name,
But ly-ing dead up-on the ground.
ALL THINGS OBEY GOD.
“He saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth.”
God’s works are very great, but still
His hands do not ap-pear:
Though hea-ven and earth o-bey His will,
His voice we can-not hear.
And yet we know that it is He
Who moves and governs all,
Who stills the rag-ing of the sea,
And makes the showers to fall.
Alike in mer-cy He be-stows
The sun-shine and the rain;
That which is best for us He knows,
And we must not com-plain,
Whe-ther He makes His winds to blow,
And gives His tem-pests birth,
Or sends His frost, or bids the snow—
“Be thou up-on the earth.”
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Read these beautiful poems and rhymes for kids. List of the poems included in this poem eBook:
- BLIND MAN’S BUFF.
- THE DEAD ROBIN.
- ALL THINGS OBEY GOD.
- THE SICK DOLL.
- NEL-LY’S PET LAMB.
- ROSE’S VALENTINE.
- “YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER FEED-ETH THEM.”
- “HOW IS THE WEATHER?”
- NAUGHTY NELLY AND HER NEW PARASOL.
- “THE FLOWERS APPEAR ON THE EARTH.”
- JUMP! PUSSY!
- BLOWING BUBBLES.
- APRIL SHOWERS.
- THE STRAY KITTEN.
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