I hear the sound of running feet
Laughter of children from the street
All playing on the pavement wide
Darting about from side to side.
Their shrieks of glee are full of joy
Including every girl and boy
Oh such great fun that’s to be had
Without scoldings by Mom and Dad.
I love to see the youngsters play
In God’s fresh air day after day
What a sweet pleasure it would be
If all the world could feel that free !