When I play with little children
I must very gentle be;
I must always do to others
As I’d have them do to me.
I must like to give and lend them,
Even if they want my prettiest toy;
For more than my delight and pleasure
I must love to see my playmate’s joy.
Children who are kind and loving
God above is pleased to see;
Let me always remember this:
Always sweet and pleasant, be.
Websters 1828 reminds us that a playmate is a companion in our diversions. Loving of course, is always affectionate, one who shows those whom one loves, a visible display either in word or deed.
Man, in his love God, and desire to please him, can never be too affectionate.