If you have a friend worth loving

Love him. Yes, and let him know

That you love him, ere life’s evening

Tinge 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 praises 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 thy brother share

The strength of ‘two or three’ in prayer?

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?

Scatter thus your seeds of kindness

All enriching as you go

Leave them. Trust the Harvest-Giver

He will make each seed to grow

So, until the happy end

Your life shall never lack a friend