ii. Be strong!
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: ’tis God’s gift.
Say not the days are evil. Who’s to blame?
And fold the hands and acquiesce, 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 is long:
Faint not, fight on!
Tommorrow comes the song.
-- Maltbie D. Babcock
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