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Faith, Hope, Charity

by David Barker

Distrust not every form without, Than live through life such living death,
In the betraying fiend of Doubt Have Faith.

Though through a blind-man's-buff we're led. Or though in dusky paths we grope,
In a blest something, just ahead, Have Hope.

The treacherous blocks we may not see O'er which our stumbling brothers fall,
So then have God-like Charity For all.

With these—the three—we may be blest, And leave behind us when we go,
Around Life's sunset in the west, A glow.

Then onward press, though for the grave, And calmly meet the closing strife,—
Death is the only proof we have Of life.

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