Courage! plant your feet more firmly,
Though the way be dark as night.
Courage! fling despair behind you,
Have a noble aim in sight.
Courage! let the past dark pages
Of your life be left behind,
Leave the past, its sins and sorrows,
Look ahead, and light you'll find.
Courage! bear life's burdens bravely,
Strike out firmly for the Right;
Banish all regrets, repinings,
Seek for Just, Love, and Light.