Today, upon a bus, I saw a lovely girl with golden hair.
I envied her, she seemed so gay; I wished I could be half as fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the isle. She had one leg and wore a crutch.
But as she passes she gave a smile. Oh God forgive me when I whine, I have two legs, the world is mine!
I stopped to buy some cherries sweet.
The lad who sold them had such charm. I talked with him, he seemed so glad. If I were late‘t would do no harm. And as I left he said to me, ‘I thank you; you have been so kind. It’s nice to talk with folks like you. You see I’m blind.’
Oh God forgive me the world is mine.!
And later walking down the street. I saw a child with eyes of blue. He stood and watched the others play. He did not know just what to do. I stopped a moment and I said, Why don’t you join the others, dear? He looked ahead without a word; and then I knew he could not hear. Oh God forgive me when I whine, I have two ears, the world is mine!
With feet to take me where I'd go, with eyes to see the sunset’s glow, with ears to hear what I would know-
Oh God forgive me when I whine, I’m blessed, the world is mine!