Taken from the 1891 Primary Speaker, Book no. 1, by E. R. Snow Smith.
(Recite with energy.)
If you’ve any task to do,
Let me whisper unto you,
Do it.
If you’ve anything to say,
True and needed, yea or nay,
Say it.
If you’ve anything to love,
As a blessing from above,
Love it.
If you’ve anything to give,
That another’s joy may live,
Give it.
If some hollow creed you doubt,
Tho’ the whole world hoot and shout,
Doubt it.
If you know what torch to light,
Guiding others through the night,
Light it.
If you’ve any debt to pay,
Rest not either night or day,
Pay it.
If God gives you light to see
What a child of His should be,
See it.
Whether life be bright or drear,
There’s a message sweet and clear
Whispered down to every ear,
Hear it.

[illustration] Illustrated by Shauna Mooney