Be Careful, Little Eyes, What You See

A little rhyme we learned full well
In my childhood Sunday School
Verses sung to warn us all
To keep from playing the fool.

“Oh, be careful little eyes, what you see”
For the Father up above sees thee.
Keep your eyes from greed and vanity
And linger not in sinful envy.

Be careful little nose, before you follow
(Lest you fall into trickery!)
A scent that suggests the way to go.
And keep from sneering or snobbery.

“Be careful little ears what you hear”
Seems an impossible proposition.
“Ears can’t be closed!” Don’t stay near
To idle gossip’s conversation.

Be careful little hands what you do
Don’t strive to ever increase your wealth
Reach out in kindness to give to others
Always care for another’s health.

“Oh, be careful, little feet where you go”
And in your choice of a companion
Because you reap what you will sow
Stay far from the place of temptation.

“For the Father up above
Is looking down in love,”
So be careful little one
There is joy in a life well done.

                                                                                        Trudy Prins