School Thy Feelings (Men's Choir)

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Lyrics

  1. 1. School thy feelings, O my brother;
    Train thy warm, impulsive soul.
    Do not its emotions smother,
    But let wisdom's voice control.
    School thy feelings; there is power
    In the cool, collected mind.
    Passion shatters reason's tower,
    Makes the clearest vision blind.
  2. (Chorus)
    School thy feelings, O my brother;
    Train thy warm, impulsive soul.
    Do not its emotions smother,
    But let wisdom's voice control.
  3. 2. School thy feelings; condemnation
    Never pass on friend or foe,
    Though the tide of accusation
    Like a flood of truth may flow.
    Hear defense before deciding,
    And a ray of light may gleam,
    Showing thee what filth is hiding
    Underneath the shallow stream.
  4. 3. Should affliction's acrid vial
    Burst o'er thy unsheltered head,
    School thy feelings to the trial;
    Half its bitterness hath fled.
    Art thou falsely, basely, slandered?
    Does the world begin to frown?
    Gauge thy wrath by wisdom's standard;
    Keep thy rising anger down.
  5. 4. Rest thyself on this assurance:
    Time's a friend to innocence,
    And the patient, calm endurance
    Wins respect and aids defense.
    Noblest minds have finest feelings;
    Quiv'ring strings a breath can move;
    And the gospel's sweet revealings
    Tune them with the key of love.
  6. 5. Hearts so sensitively molded
    Strongly fortified should be,
    Trained to firmness and enfolded
    In a calm tranquility.
    Wound not willfully another;
    Conquer haste with reason's might;
    School thy feelings, sister, brother;
    Train them in the path of right.
  7. Text: Charles W. Penrose, 1832-1925. (c) 1948 IRI
    Music: George F. Root, 1820-1895