Today, upon a bus, I saw a girl with golden hair. And wished I were as fair. When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle; she had one leg and wore a crutch; But as she passed, a smile ! Oh, God forgive me when I whine, I have two legs. The world is mine !
I stopped to buy some candy. The lad who sold it had such charm. I talked with
him. He seemed so glad. If I were late, it'd do no harm. And as
I left he said
" I thank you. You have been so kind. It's nice to talk with folks like you. You see, " he said, " I'm blind. "
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine, I have two eyes. The world is mine !
I saw a child with eyes of blue. He stood and watched the others play. He did not know what to do. I stopped
a moment, then I said,
" Why don't you join the others, dear ? "
He looked ahead without a word, and then I knew he could not hear. Oh, God forgive me when I whine. I have two ears. The world is mine !
With feet to take me where I'd go, with eyes to see the sunset's glow, with
ears to hear what I would know .....
Oh, God forgive me when I whine. I'm blessed indeed. The world is mine !