Courage, Courage, Courage ~ Edgar Guest

Courage, Courage, Courage

Edgar Guest

When the burden grows heavy, and rough is the way, 
When you falter and slip, and it isn't your day, 
And your best doesn't measure to what is required, 
When you know in your heart that you're fast growing tired, 
With the odds all against you, there's one thing to do: 
That is, call on your courage and see the thing through.

Who battles for victory ventures defeat. 
Misfortune is something we all have to meet ; 
Take the loss with the grace you would take in the gain. 
When things go against you, don't whine or complain; 
Just call on your courage and grin if you can. 
Though you fail to succeed, do not fail as a man.

There are dark days and stormy, which come to us all, 
When about us in ruin our hopes seem to fall. 
But stand to whatever you happen to meet— 
We must all drink the bitter as well as the sweet. 
And the test of your courage is: What do you do 
In the hour when reverses are coming to you.

Never changed is the battle by curse or regret, 
Though you whimper and whine, still the end must be met 
And who fights a good fight, though he struggle in vain, 
Shall have many a vict'ry to pay for his pain.
So take your reverses as part of the plan 
Which God has devised for creating a man. 


Author: Ray Calabrese

I am an optimistic, can do, and never quit guy. The spirit of hope indelibly marks my DNA. My research at The Ohio State University helped people discover the best in themselves and change their personal lives, public organizations, and whole communities. I bring the same spirit and enthusiasm to my blog to help those who grieve who find themselves suddenly alone, navigate their grieving. Join my more than 24,300Twitter (@alwaysgoodstuff). I promise my tweets are always good stuff. Please feel free to email me at

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