To wake the soul is my prayer and sacred
To feel the beauty of the naked heart;
To wake the genius in a sudden stroke of grace,
To choose the noblest face in our human ways.
All that philosophy can teach, the spirit
All that faith can bring, delight in action lends,
All that perfect society can ever know
Hast always been simply wisdom unparted.
If there is any one thing to be truly done,
It is to love all experience through gratitude won,
To promise the might of the spirit's power,
That it will share our days and shine through life's hours.
To enrich the soul in a favorite moment's
To give all myself to mine own heart's dalliance,
To wake the vision and in conscious union wait,
For that which hast always been the simple outstretched fate.
All that culture and society can teach,
All the powers of nature within our reach,
All that descends from a dubious source,
Renews my parting breath and holds open all of my doors.