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I Know

When the anchors that faith has cast
Are dragging in the gale,
I am quietly holding fast
To the things that cannot fail.
I know that right is right;
That it is not good to lie;
That love is better than spite
And a neighbor than a spy.
I know that passion needs
The leash of sober mind;
I known that generous deeds
Some sure reward will find;
That the rulers must obey;
That the givers shall increase;
That duty lights the way
For the beautiful feet of Peace.
In the darkest night of the year,
When the stars have all gone out;
That courage is better than fear,
That faith is truer than doubt.
And fierce though the fiends may fight,
And long though the angels hide,
It know that Truth and Right
Have the universe on their side.

British Weekly

Failures but carve a pathway to success.
—Alfred Austin

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