The Tenderest Heart
The tenderest heart is not the heart
that makes the greatest show;
But the one that comes in the hour of grief
And helps to bear the blow.
The greatest life is never the one
That of wondrous deeds can boast;
But the life that sweetens some other life
And supplies its needs the most.
And the life most needed is not the one
That climbs to the mightiest deeds;
But the one that helps another along,
And gives it the love it needs.
And so our prayer is not for a share
Of the things the world calls great;
But the power to help some other on
To a higher and happier state.