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Margarete Münsterberg, ed., trans.  A Harvest of German Verse.  1916.
Child’s Prayer
By Luise Hensel (17988–1876)
I AM weary, seek repose,
Both my little eyes I close.
Father, let Thine eyes so bright
Watch above my bed all night!
If I have done wrong to-day,        5
Then forgive it, Lord, I pray!
For Thy grace and Jesus’ blood
Make all harm and sorrow good.
All my kin, O God, let rest
In Thy hand, and keep them blessed.        10
Friends and strangers, big and small,
Shall be in Thy keeping all.
Send to aching hearts repose,
Tearful eyes, I pray Thee, close:
And the moon in Heaven keep,        15
Gazing on the world asleep.

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