INSTRUMENTATION

Children’s Chorus with Piano

ABOUT THE PIECE

Setting of the poem by Julia Carney

Little Things (1845)

Little drops of water
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean,
And the pleasant land.

So the little moments,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity.

So our little errors
Lead the soul away
From the path of virtue,
Far in sin to stray.

Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Make our earth happy,
Like the Heaven above.


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Highlands Latin School, Indianapolis