BE the matter what it may,

Always speak the truth; 

Whether work or whether play,

Always speak the truth.

Never from this rule depart, 

Grave it deeply on your heart; 

Written 'tis in Virtue's chart, 

Always speak the truth.


"Delay not, delay not; O sinner, draw near;

The waters of life are now flowing for thee; 

No price is demanded, the Saviour is here, 

Redemption is purchased, salvation is free.

"Delay not, delay not; the Spirit of grace,

Long grieved and resisted, may take its sad flight, 

And leave thee in darkness to finish thy race, 

To sink in the gloom of eternity's night."

M. J. C.