Forever stars are winging
    Their swift and endless race;
Forever suns are swinging
    Their mighty globes through space.
Since by his law required
To join God's spheres inspired,
The earth has never tired,
    But whirled and whirled and whirled.
Forever streams are flowing,
Forever seeds are growing,
Alway is Nature showing
    That Action rules the world.

And since by God requested
    To be, the glorious light
Has never paused or rested
    But travelled day and night.
Yet pigmy man, unseeing
The purpose of his being,
Demands escape and freeing
    From universal force.
But law is law forever,
And like a mighty lever
It thrusts him tow'rd endeavor,
    And speeds him on his course.

Poems of sentiment by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Chicago, IL : W. B. Conkey Company, c1906.

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