Lift thy heart
Language: English 
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.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-07-14
Line count: 24
Word count: 94