Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Beautiful Wisdom on Self-Discipline

I love this poem by Samuel Longfellow:

Go Forth To Life

Go forth to life, oh! child of Earth
Still mindful of thy heavenly birth,
Thou art not here for ease or sin,
But manhood's noble crown to win.

Though passion's fires are in thy soul,
Thy spirit can their flames control,
Though tempters strong beset thy way,
Thy spirit is more strong than they.

Go on from innocence of youth
To manly pureness, manly truth;
God's angels still are near to save,
And God himself doth help the brave.

Then forth to life, oh! child of Earth,
Be worthy of thy heavenly birth,
For noble service thou art here;
Thy brothers help, thy God revere!


  1. I love it too! Thanks for sharing this Susan. Reading this poem was a good way to start my day.

  2. A beautiful reminder of why we are here:

    "God's angels still are near to save,
    And God himself doth help the brave."

    .., and who watches over us.

  3. I don't know what to do with the I don't follow 15 blogs. can i re-award you?lol

  4. Hi Kitten! I didn't have a whole lot of blogs that I followed either. After I received the award, I spent some time reading blogs that I linked to from my followers, and their followers, etc. It was really fun. I discovered so many wonderful blogs out there that I had a hard time choosing! That's why I took a month to choose. You can pass your award on to as many or few as you like. No stress! Just have fun. :-)



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