Take the World As It Is - Charles Swain
Take the world as it is! -with its smiles and sorrow,
Its love and its friendship -its falsehood and truth-
Its schemes that depend on the breath of tomorrow!
Its hopes which pass by like the dreams of our youth-
Yet, oh! whilst the light of affection may shine,
The heart in itself hath a fountain of bliss!
In the worst there’s some spark of a nature divine,
And the wisest and best take the world as it is.