"The World Is Mine," by Dr. Tennyson Guyer

Today upon a bus I saw a girl with golden hair.
She seemed so gay, I envied her and wished that I were half so fair.
I watched her as she rose to leave,
and saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and wore a crutch, but as she passed---a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine:
I have two legs---and the world is mine.

Later on I bought some sweets.
The boy that sold them had such charm
I thought i'd stop and talk awhile.
If I were late 'twould do no harm.
And as we talked he said, "Thank you sir. You've really been so kind.
It's nice to talk to folks like you because, you see, I'm blind."
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine:
I have two eyes---and the world is mine.

Later, walking down the street,
I met a boy with eyes so blue;
But he stood and watched the others play;
it seemed he knew not what to do.
I paused and then I said, "Why don't you join the others, dear?"
But he looked straight ahead, without a word,
and then i knew he couldn't hear.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine:
I have two ears---and the world is mine.

Two legs to take me where I go,
Two eyes to see the sunset's glow,
Two ears to hear all that I should know.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine:
' I'm blest indeed, for this world is mine.