As heard on the Good Stuff with Jim Thompson

I may never be as clever as my neighbor down the street.
I may never be as wealthy as some other men I meet;
I may never have the glory some other men have had;
But I've got to be successful as a little fellow's dad.

There are certain dreams I cherish that I like to see come true,
There are things I would accomplish ere my working time is through,
But the task my heart is set upon is to guide a little lad.
And make myself successful as the little fellow's dad.

It's that one job I dream of, it's task I think of most,
If I'd fail that growing youngster; I'd nothing else to boast.
For though wealth and fame I'd gather all my future would be sad,
If I failed to be successful as that little fellow's dad.

I may never get earth's glory, I may never gather  gold.
Men may count me as a failure, When my business life is told.
But if he who follows after is a Christian, I'll be glad--
For I'll know I've been successful as a little fellow's dad.



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