American Old Time Song Lyrics: 22 Babys Prayer
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 22
Copyright, 1888, by T. B. Harms & Co.
Words by George Cooper. Music by James Norrie
With hands so softly folded,
She whispered, "Papa, dear.
Come hear my prayer, as mother heard it.
When she was with us here!"
Fondly then that little darling
Knelt beside her father's chair.
While the twilight shadows deepened
O'er her ringlets, golden fair.
Then he taught his baby darling
Words so simple, pure and blest;
Taught the prayer as mother taught,
Ere his darling went to rest.
"Our Father, up in heaven,
All bellowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come Thy will be done
On earth, in heaven the same."
"This is all I know, dear papa,
And I want to say it right;
Teach me, just as mother said it,
Ere I kiss you sweet good-night.-Chorus.