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Graces For Children

by Robert Herrick, 1647

What God gives, and what we take,
’Tis a gift for Christ, His sake:
Be the meal of beans and peas,
God be thanked for those and these:
Have we flesh, or have we fish,
All are fragments from His dish.
He His Church save, and the king;
And our peace here, like a spring,
Make it ever flourishing.

Published in Noble Numbers

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