– Be on your guard;
– Stand firm in the faith;
– Be men of courage;
– Be strong;
– Do everything in love.
(1 Cor. 16:13)
We are not here to play, to dream, to drift;
We have hard work to do, and loads to lift.
Shun not the struggle; face it.
It’s God’s gift.
Say not the days are evil – Who’s to blame?
Or fold your hands, as in defeat – O shame!
Stand up, speak out, and bravely,
In God’s name.
It matters not how deep entrenched the wrong;
How hard the battle goes, the day how long,
Faint not, fight on!
Tomorrow comes the song.
Maltbie D. Babcock