Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.@Ephesians 4:32
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Hattie T. Griswold (1842–1909)

Hat­tie T. Gris­wold, in The Sunny Side, edited by Charles W. Wendte and Hen­ry S. Per­kins (New York: Will­iam A. Pond, 1875), pages 48–49.

X’ian, Hen­ry S. Per­kins, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry S. Perkins (1833–1914)

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.

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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.

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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.

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