The following lines were found in the bedroom of General Gordon:
God imparteth by the way
Strength sufficient for the day.
(Deut. 33. 25; Dan. 11. 32; Eph. 6. 10)
We are not here to play, to dream, to drift:
We have hard work to do and loads to lift:
not the struggle; face it, 'tis God's gift.
Say not the days are evil: who's to blame,
And fold the hands and acquiesce! Oh shame!
Stand up, speak out, and bravely, in God's name!
It matters not how deep entrenched the wrong,
How hard the battle goes, the day how long:
Faint not! fight on!—Tomorrow conies the song.—Maltbie D. Babcock
(Josh. 1. 6, 7, 9; Eph. 6. 10; 2 Tim. 2. 1)
O, it is excellent
To have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous
To use it like a giant.—Anonymous
All our strength at once would fail us,
If deserted, Lord, by thee;
Nothing then could aught avail us,
Certain our defeat would be:
Those who hate us
Thenceforth their desire would see.—Selected