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The Indian Advocate
Vol. XV. JULY, 1903. No. 7 Kindness, It was only a sunny smile, And little it cost in the giving; But it scattered the night Like morning light, And made the day worth living. Through life's dull warp a woof it wove In shining colors of hope and love And the angels smiled as they watched above, Yet little it cost in the giving. -- It was only a kindly word, A word that was lightly spoken; Yet not in vain, For it stilled the pain Of a heart that was nearly broken. It strengthened a faith beset by fears, And groping blindly through mists of tears, For light to brighten the coming years, Although it was kindly spoken. It was only a helping hand, And it seemed of little availing; But its clasp was warm, And it saved from harm A brother whose strength was failing. Its touch was tender as angel's wings, But it rolled the stone from the hidden springs And pointed the way to higher things, Though it seemed of little availing.