How Doth The Little Busy Bee
How skillfully she builds her cell
How neat she spreads her wax
And labors hard to store it well
With the sweet food she makes!!
How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shinning hour
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!
In works of labor or of skill
I will be busy too
For satan finds some mischief still
For idle hands to do!!
In books, or work or healthful play
Let my first years be past
That I may give for everyday
Some good account at last!!!