What Heart Says by Ruth M. Bedford

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         Is it well to hope?
Look up! Be lightened, desponding eyes,
   And be ye strengthened, O hands that grope!
Comfort and freedom around us lies.
Yet dare I trust in a world so strange,
Where I know nothing, where all may change?
         Is it wise to hope
         When we only guess
         In a world so new?
         Heart says "Yes,
         If I hope, too!"

         Is it well to live?
Now I think it, with much to see,
   Many to give to, and much to give,
And some who are glad of love from me.
Yet who can tell in this world to-day?
All these may wither and fade away.
         Is it well to live?
         Have we power to bless,
         To be brave and true?
         Heart says "Yes,
         If I live, too!"

First published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 June 1926

Author reference sites: Austlit, Australian Dictionary of Biography

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