A few years ago when the kids were little, I made up a tune to this poem. I went around singing it until the kids had it memorized. Just for fun, I started humming the tune at the breakfast table, and my daughter immediately started singing the words.(Yeah! She still knows it.) It’s a nice little poem with a simple message.
Let dogs delight to bark and bite,
For God hath made them so;
Let bears and lions growl and fight,
For ’tis their nature too.
But, children, you should never let
Such angry passions rise;
Your little hands were never made
To tear each other’s eyes.