Heart! Oh heart!!
When shall we see the sun?
Till when shall this fear depart?
Will this race ever be run?

Pain! Oh pain!!
Your kind grimness comes to teach.
Yet your nature full of disdain,
And seldom the lesson does reach.

Brother! My brother!!
Follow not the swift and leaving gain.
Take the long hard road or rather—
Fall like the light transient rain.

See! Oh see!!
That you leave the passing day a treasure.
And that not all men that be,
Live to taste this grand pleasure.

So sing! My soul sing!!
Through the fear, the pain, the shade.
For the bells will soon ring,
And this one too shall fade.