If you have a friend worth loving,
Love him.. .yes, and let him know
That you love him, ere life's evening
Thinge his brow with sunset glow,--
Why should good words ne'er be said
Of a friend-- till he is dead?
If you hear a song that thrills you,
Sung by any child of song,
Praise it... Do not let the singer
Wait deserved praise long.
Why should one who thrills your heart
Lack the joy you may impart?
If you hear a prayer that moves you
By its humble pleading tone,
Join it... Do not let the seeker
Bow before his God alone.
Why should not your brothers share
The strength of "two or three" in prayer
If you see the hot tears falling
From a loving brother's eyes,
Share them. And by sharing,
Own your kinship with the skies.
Why should anyone be glad,
When a brother's heart is sad?
If your work is made more easy
By a friendly helping hand,
Say so... Speak out brave and truly.
Ere the darkness veil the land.
Should a brother workman dear
Falter for a word of cheer?
This was a subsection entitled "Don't Wait too long." from "Meditations of Oriana"
Selected by Oriana. Published in "The Christadelphian Vol. 22, 1885"