God, Forgive Me When I Whine


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Today upon a bus, I saw a lovely maid with golden hair.
I envied her -- she seemed so gay -- and I wished I were so fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle;
She had one foot, and used a crutch, but as she passed, she had a smile.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine;
I have two feet -- the world is mine.

And when I stopped to buy some sweets,
The lad who sold them had such charm!
I talked to him -- he said to me, "It's nice to talk to men like you.
You see," he said, "I'm blind."

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine;
I have two eyes -- the world is mine.

Then, as I passed along the way, I saw a child with eyes of blue.
He stood and watched the others play.
It seemed he knew not what to do.
I stopped a moment, and I said, "Why don't you join the others, dear?"
He looked down without a word, and then I knew; he could not hear.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine;
I have two good ears -- the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I'd go,
With eyes to see the sunsets glow,
With ears to hear what I would know,
I'm blessed indeed.
The world is mine,
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.