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Vol. XV.
The Indian Advocate
MARCH, 1903.
When I Have Time.
WHEN I have time I'll pause and turn aside;
I'll take the narrow way: forsake the wide;
I'll shun the thoroughfare where traffic grinds
Forever and anon;
Where lucre's sheen the soul and mankind blinds,
Hut blinds and shoves him on;
And guides his fingers to his neighbor's purse,
And sinks him to perdition's depths or worse.
T'U quit these scenes someday
When I have time.
When I have time, at home I'll spend it more;
I'll kiss the face that greets me at the door;
And by mv tired wife I'll take my place,
Her burden will I share.
I'll smooth her way; I'll banish from her face
The shad'wy clouds of care.
I'll hie me to .he byways; the oppressed
I'll aid; I'll comfort the distressed.
These things I'll do, and more
When I have time.
When I have time I'll make my peace with God;
I'll tread the path that other saints have trod;
I'll take mv dusty Bible from its shelf,
And read it through and through;
I'll learn to love my neighbor as myself
(A precept learned by few);
And then, some dav, I'll lay me down to rest,
Well satisfied that I have done mv best
Some dav; not now; not yet
When I have time.
Lawrence Porcier Hext.
No. 3

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