Let us be tender, and trusty, and true—
Here is a thought, dearest children, for you;
Where’er we go, and whatever we do,
Let us be tender, and trusty, and true.
Brave to the battle of life we will go,
Tender and trusty in all that we do;
Helpful, and thoughtful to all we will prove,
Winning all hearts by our goodness and love.
Let us be trusty, and tender, and true—
Children, I pray you to keep this in view;
Blessing each other, our blessing we find,
Therefore be helpful, and thoughtful and kind.
Let us be cheerful, and happy as well,
That all our life-service doubly may tell;
God loves the cheerful heart singing its lay,
Let us then joyously keep on our way.