A little child goes forth in to the world,
Seeing all things unseen by men.
With laughing heart and carefree eyes,
She climbs the hills to see where she has been.
A little child goes forth to conquer fear,
Knowing life to be a fearsome thing.
With quivering lips and frightened eyes
She stands to take the barbs which surely sting.
A little child goes forth to find love,
Unaware that love can turn to hate.
With doubtful heart and lonely eyes,
She learns to quaff the bitter cup of fate.
A little child goes forth to fight the world.
Seeing all things perceived by men,
With stinging heart and twitching eyes
She falls from heaven’s gate and sinks in sin.
A little child goes forth as one alone,
Feeling the great storms within her soul,
With aching eyes and heavy heart she feels
Our dear Father touch and make her whole.