One ship drives east, and another west With the self-same winds that blow Tis the set of the sails And not the gales, Which decides the way we go. Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate, As they voyage along through life Tis the will of the soul That decides its goal, And not the calm or the strife.
When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it.
Lean on thyself until thy strength is tried Then ask Gods help it will not be denied. Use thine own sight to see the way to go When darkness falls ask God the path to show. Think for thyself and reason out thy plan God has His work and thou hast thine. Exert thy will and use for self-control God gave thee jurisdiction of thy soul. All thine immortal powers bring into play Think, act, strive, reason, and look up and pray.
With every rising of the sun, Think of your life as just begun. The past has shrived and buried deep All yesterdays there let them sleep. Concern yourself with but today, Woo it, and teach it to obey Your will and wish. Since time began Today has been the friend of man But in his blindness and his sorrow, He looks to yesterday and tomorrow. You, and today a soul sublime, And the great pregnant hour of time, With God himself to bind the twain Go forth, I sayattain, attain With God himself to bind the twain.
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