Sunday, January 11, 2009

Words To lIve By.

If you have a word of cheer That may light the pathway drear, Of a brother pilgrim here, Let him know. Show him you appreciate What he does, and do not wait Till the heavy hand of fate Lays him low. If your heart contains a thought That will brighter make his lot, Then, in mercy, hide it not; Tell him so.
Wait not till your friend is dead Ere your compliments are said; For the spirit that has fled, If it know, Does not need to speed it on Our poor praise; when it is gone Love's eternal, golden dawn Is aglow. But unto our brother here That poor praise is very dear; If you have any word of cheer Tell him so.
J.A. Egerton 1869- ?