“Whene'er I Take My Walks Abroad”


"Whene'er I take my walks abroad How many poor I see; What shall I render to my God For all his gifts to me?" "No more than others I deserve, Yet God has given me more, For I have food while others starve Or beg from door to door."


Although Randolph collected this piece in 1936, it is obviously older, as a parody was reported in 1904.


  1. Randolph 652, "Whene'er I Take My Walks Abroad" (1 short text plus an excerpt from a parody)
  2. Roud #7573
  3. BI, R652


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1936 (Randolph)
Keywords: religious poverty
Found in: US(So)