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.

– Unknown

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