Should You Feel Inclined to Censure

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  1. 1. Should you feel inclined to censure
    Faults you may in others view,
    Ask your own heart, ere you venture,
    If you have not failings, too.
    Let not friendly vows be broken;
    Rather strive a friend to gain.
    Many words in anger spoken
    Find their passage home again.
  2. 2. Do not, then, in idle pleasure
    Trifle with a brother’s fame;
    Guard it as a valued treasure,
    Sacred as your own good name.
    Do not form opinions blindly;
    Hastiness to trouble tends;
    Those of whom we thought unkindly
    Oft become our warmest friends.
  3. Text: Anon., ca. 1863
    Music: Philip Paul Bliss, 1838–1876