As the fledgling's fragile wings
Grow strong in fearless flight,
Man's mounting steps find greater strength
Upon the road of right.
Greater strength to face the claim
Of discords that impose
Their fancied, risen barriers,
Whose pretense wisdom knows.
Not the fruits of idleness,
But righteous effort's goal
Makes clear the fallacy of wrong
And mastery of Soul.
Stronger yet and stronger grows
The faith with will to prove
A present heaven's promises—
The riches of His love.