Be Thorough



WHATSOE'ER you find to do,

Do it, boys, with all your might!

Never be a little true,

Or a little in the right.

Trifles even

Lead to heaven,

Trifles make the life of man;

So in all things,

Great or small things,

Be as thorough as you can.

If you think a word will please,

Say it, if it is but true;

Words may give delight with ease,

When no act is asked from you.

Words may often

Soothe and soften,

Gild a joy or heal a pain;

They are treasures

It is wicked to retain.

Whatsoe'er you find to do,

Do it always with your might;

Let your prayer be strong and true—

Prayer, my lads, will keep you


Pray in all things,

Great and small things,

Like a Christian and a man;

And forever,

Now or never,

Be as thorough as you can.