Notes

It turns out that this nursery rhyme comes from the following poem:

Little Things.
by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

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

Thus the little minutes,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity.

Here's another version (this is recited in the mp3):

LITTLE THINGS
By Julia A. F. Carney (1823 - 1908)

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.

Listen

This mp3 is of the second version below...

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Recited by Kaylee Kay for Librivox.

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