Thou must be true thyself,If thou the truth wouldst teach;Thy soul must overflow, if thouAnother's soul would'st reach!It needs the overflow of heartTo give the lips full speech.Think truly, and thy thoughtsShall the world's famine feed;Speak truly, and each word of thineShall be a fruitful seed;Live truly, and thy life shall beA great and noble creed.
"Be True," from Hymns of Faith and Hope (1867)
In the day of prosperity we have many refuges to resort to; in the day of adversity, only one.Horatius Bonar
How fast we learn in the day of sorrow! Scripture shines out in a new effulgence; every verse seems to contain a sunbeam, every promise stands out in illuminated splendor; things hard to be understood become in a moment plain.Horatius Bonar
Less, less of self each day, And more, my God, of Thee!Horatius Bonar