[from] Hymns for Infant Minds
Phialdelphia: American Sunday School Union, 1832
ON REPEATING SCRIPTURE LESSONS.
As Mary sat at JESUS' feet,
To learn her MAKER'S will,
We in the SAVIOUR'S presence meet,
And hear his doctrine still.
O for that meek attentive mind,
Which happy Mary show'd:
And that instruction may we find,
That was on her bestow'd.
Here we are taught the sacred word
The SAVIOUR first convey'd;
And here the doctrines we have heard
Are plain and easy made.
'Tis here we learn the glorious name
Of GOD, who reigns above;
And while we read of sinner's shame,
Are taught the SAVIOUR'S love.
Lord! while we thank thee for the grace
That sends this happy news,
We still would sit in Mary's place,
Her better part to choose.