Pray remember the Poor

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Hymn XXXVII. Pray remember the Poor  (1771) 
by Christopher Smart
From the Hymns for the Amusement of Children (1771).

HYMN XXXVII.

Pray Remember the POOR.


I just came by the prison door,
I gave a penny to the poor:
Papa did this good act approve,
And poor Mamma cry'd out for Love.

5 Whene'er the poor comes to my gate,
Relief I will communicate;
And tell my Sire his sons shall be
As charitably great as he.


1771


This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.
 


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