I’ll Put It Off

SOME little folks are apt to say, 

When asked their task to touch, 

"I'll put it off at least to-day; 

It cannot matter much."

Time is always on the wing—

You cannot stop its flight; 

Then do at once your little tasks,

You'll happier be at night.

But little duties still put off

Will end in "Never done;" 

And "By-and-by is time enough,"

Has ruined many a one.



LITTLE crosses, little cares,

Little things that give us pain,

As we bear them ill or well, 

Turn to endless loss or gain.

Little trials now may bring 

Golden lessons to the heart,

Which perhaps, in after-years, 

Sterner sorrow must impart.