HAVE a tear for the wretched, a smile for the glad, 

For the weary applause, and excuse for the sad; 

Some help for the needy, some pity for those

Who stray from the path where true happiness flows.

Have a laugh for the child in her play at thy feet;

Have respect for the aged, and pleasantly greet

The stranger that seeketh a shelter from thee;

Have a covering to spare if he naked should be.

Have a hope in thy sorrow, a calm in thy joy;

Have a work that is worthy thy life to employ.

And ah! Above all things on this side the sod,

Have peace with thy conscience and peace with thy God.