The statesmanlike courage of President Roosevelt in acting over the heads of Congress and accepting Britain's token payment on account of war debts has awakened a world-wide sense of relief and an immense admiration for the man.
There comes a time in world affairs When care and troubles press, When every forlorn aspect wears A guise of dire distress And when the darkest hour seems near And hope a thing forlorn -- A Roosevelt! A Roosevelt! Comes like the light of morn. There is a limit to men's schemes Of avarice and greed, When some one mind to higher themes -- Forced by his brother's need -- Conceives some altruistic plan Of high and noble aim -- A Roosevelt! A Roosevelt! To save the nation shame. When all seems smashing to its doom Earth wins the priceless dower -- The mind to pierce the deepest gloom, The man to fit the hour. We know not how. We know not why; But for the nations' ease -- A Roosevelt! A Roosevelt! Shall sway men's destinies.
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