Return to Main Margie's Messages Home Page (Full List of Topics)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Edgar Albert Guest

Perhaps the victory shall not come to me,
Perhaps I shall not reach the goal I seek,
It may be at the last I shall be weak
And falter as the promised land I see;

Yet I must try for it and strive to be
All that a conqueror is. On to the peak,
Must be my call-this way lies victory!
Boy, take my hand and hear me when I speak.

There is the goal. In honor make the fight.
I may not reach it but, my boy, you can.
Cling to your faith and work with all your might,
Some day the world shall hail you as a man.

And when at last shall come your happy day,
Enough for me that I have shown the way.