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35. forever and forever.

by George W. Bungay.
For others' weal let good men labor,
     And not for fame or paltry pelf,
And mind the maxim, love thy neighbor
     As well as thou dost love thyself.
Point him beyond the hills of time,
     Aid him in every true endeavor
To crown his life with deeds sublime,
     Now, and forever and forever.

And should thy feeble brother stumble,
     And often fall upon the road,
Though poor, despised, deformed, and humble,
     In pity help him bear his load.
Heed not the color of his skin;
     As stars shine, quenched by midnight never,
So souls that God has lit within
     Will shine forever and forever.

Break not the heart that's almost broken,
     But light up hope and banish fear;
Let pleasant thoughts be softly spoken,
     While pity wipes away the tear.
We all are joined by kindred ties,
     That mortal man cannot dissever;
They link us here and in the skies,
     And last forever and forever.

We shall behold the blessed dawning
     Of eras we have sought so long,
The light of that millennial morning
     Of cloudless sun and freedom's song.
When truth and love have power and might,
     Truth's the fulcrum, love the lever,
That moves the world, when moved aright;
     God reigns forever and forever.

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