A Little Kingdom I Possess

1. A little kingdom I possess, Where thoughts and feelings dwell, And
2. How can I learn to rule myself, To be the child I should, Hon-
very hard I find the task Of governing it well; For
est and brave, nor ever tire Of trying to be good? How
passion tempts and troubles me, A wayward will misleads, And
can I keep a sunny soul To shine along life's way? How
selfishness its shadow casts On all my will and deeds.
can I tune my little heart, To sweetly sing all day?

3. Dear Father, help me with the love
That castest out my fear!
Teach me to lean on thee and feel
That thou art very near.
That no temptation is unseen,
No childish grief too small,
Since thou, with patience infinite,
Dost soothe and comfort all.

4. I do not ask for any crown
But that which all may win;
Nor try to conquer any world
Except the one within.
Be thou my guide until I find,
Led by a tender hand,
Thy happy kingdom in myself
And dare to take command.
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