Lift thy heart For the glad world's sake! Live thy life For the good of all: There's a road For each soul to take, There's a comrade To heed thy call. Sleep will come But the soul shall wake-- Lift thy heart For the glad world's sake! Love the best, For the best shall live; Pray for all, There is need for prayer Gifts thou hast-- Be thou rich and give! Life is fleeting, But Heavn' is fair. Sleep will come But the soul shall wake-- Lift thy heart For the glad world's sake!
Confirmed with Frederick G. Bowles, Northern Lyrics: A Book of Verse, Unicorn, 1903.
- by Frederick G. Bowles , "Lift thy heart", appears in Northern Lyrics [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by (Mary) Frances Allitsen, née Bumpus (1848 - 1912), "Lift thy heart", published 1908 [voice and organ or harmonium ad libitum], London: Chappell & Co. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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