Don’t look for flaws as you go thru life
And even when you find them
It’s wise and kind to be somewhat blind
And look for the virtue behind them

The cloudiest night has a hint of light
Somewhere in the shadows hiding
It’s better by far to hunt for a star
Than the spots on the sun abiding

The current of life runs ever away
To the bosom of God’s great ocean
Don’t set your force against the river’s course
And think to alter its motion

Don’t waste a curse on the universe
Remember it lived before you
Don’t butt at the storm with your puny form
But bend and let it go o’er you

This world will never adjust itself
To suit your whims to the letter
Some things must go wrong as it says in the song
The sooner you know it the better

Its folly to fight with infinite
And go under at last in the wrestle
The wiser person shapes into God’s great plan
As water shapes into a vessel