Don't look away

Don’t look away

O’ you selfish world

Wrought with war, evil, decay.


Don’t look away

From their heads, all curled

Children who will not see another day.


Don’t look away

With just a saddened heart

Unmoved to be with them in the fray.


Don’t look away

To your world of color and art,

Your children full of laughter and play.


Don’t look away

Never again to see their tender faces

To which our God would say


“Don’t look away,

For you I have abounding graces,

Come to heaven with me today.”



Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14



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