Can you say in parting with the day
that’s slipping fast,
That you helped a single person of the
many you have passed?
Is a single life rejoicing over what you
did or said?
Does some on whose hopes were fading,
now with courage look ahead?
Did you waste the day or lose it, was
it well or poorly spent?
Did you leave a trend of kindness, or a
scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber, do you
think that God would say —
You have made the world much better
for the life you’ve lived today?