—Elizabeth B. Browning.
Ask nothing more of me, sweet;
All I can give you I give.
Heart of my heart, were it more,
More would be laid at your feet:
Love that should help you to live,
Song that should help you to soar.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne.
All things therefore whatsoever
ye would that men should do unto
you, even so do ye also unto them.
—Matthew 7. 12.
Lord God, I pray that I may not neglect the help and happiness that I may give with compassion and love. Make me strong in all the senses that answer to the call of humanity. Help me to guide and protect little children, and to care for the comforts of the old. Amen.
Kate Greenaway born 1846.
Michael Angelo Buonarroti died 1563.
Giordano Bruno burned at Rome 1600.
Moliere died 1673.
Rose Terry Cooke born 1827.
Frances E. Willard died 1898.
It is not much
To give a gentle word or kindly touch
To one gone down
Beneath the world’s cold frown,
And yet who knows
How great a thing from such a little grows?
Some brother upward climbs
And hope again
Uplifts its head, that in the dust had lain,
Gives place to morning’s light.
—E. H. Divall.
I will seek that which was
lost, and will bring back that which was
driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will
strengthen that which was sick.
—Ezekiel 34. 16.
My Father, may I not sorrow so that I fail to comfort the sorrowing, and may I not be so happy that I fail to see that others need to be glad. I thank thee for thy providences. May I serve thee in helping others to brighter lives. Amen.
Martin Luther died 1546.
George Peabody born 1795.
Wilson Barrett born 1846.
A mighty fortress is our God,
A bulwark never failing:
Our helper he amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great:
And, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.
Let us stand by our duty fearlessly
and effectively. I am not bound
to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I
am bound to live up to the light that I have.
Jehovah is my rock, and my
fortress, and my deliverer;
My God, my rock, in whom I will take refuge.
—Psalm 18. 2.
Lord God, help me to lay my life in the rocks of thy foundation, and not in moving sands which are tossed from shore to shore. May I cling to the rock that was cleft for me and trust for thy care. Amen.