Don’t lose courage! Spirit brave
Carry with you to the grave.
Don’t lose Time in vain distress!
Work, not worry, brings success
Don’t lose Hope! who lets her stray
Goes forlornly on the way.
Don’t lose Patience, come what will!
Patience ofttimes outruns skill.
Don’t lose Gladness! every hour
Blooms for you some happy flower.
Though be foiled your dearest plan,
Don’t lose Faith in God and man.
Be noble! and nobleness that lies
In other men, sleeping, but never died
Will rise in majesty to meet thine own.
-James Russel Lowell
That which we do for ourselves is forgotten, that which we do for Christ is immortal.
-T.DeWitt Talmage, D.D.