I would like to share with you another project I put together for my 7 year old. A printing practice book using the Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism. Feel free to print and use this project for your own family if you would like. You can find the file on our download page under handwriting.
Come Apart In A Desert Place and Rest Awhile
Mark: vi .31
Apart into a desert place
My God Thou leadest me;
And here I ask one only grace:
O Lord, that I may see!
Nature and earth soft vapors raise,
That dim my inward sight,
Oh, scatter that deceitful haze,
And let me see aright!
It may be pain, it may be shame
Deep anguish it may be;
Yet, shall my prayer be still the same,
O Lord, that I may see!
Show me Thy law, whose precepts wise
My every step should guide;
Then let me view with clearest eyes
My practice side by side.
Show me my duties, one by one,
Unshrinking let me see
What was omitted, and what was done
For other end than Thee.
Show me myself without disguise,
As clearly, I entreat,
As when Death’s hand shall open my eyes
Before Thy Judgement Seat!
But, dearest Lord, my weakness pleads
Let not Thy light stop there,
The vision of my own misdeeds
Were else too hard to bear;
Show me Thyself, Thy tender Heart
In all its love display,
One ray of heavenly light impart,
To chase earth’s gloom away;
The truths of the faith, the joys of Love,
And virtues solid bliss,
The glories of the world above,
The hollowness of this;
The sweetness of Thy service, Lord,
The honor and the joy,
Oh, how can anything be hard
In such a proud employ!
All this, and many a lesson more
Make clear and plain to me;
Oh, I entreat Thee oer’ and oe’r,
My God that I may see!
~ Little Treasury of Leaflets - Father Lasance book
Lift Up Your Hearts, Imprimatur 1926
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