O To Be Up and Doing Robert Louis Stevenson










O To Be Up and Doing
Robert Louis Stevenson


O to be up and doing,
Unfearing and unashamed to go
In all the uproar and the press
About my human business!
My undissuaded heart I hear
Whisper courage in my ear.
With voiceless calls, the ancient earth
Summons me to a daily birth,
Thou, O my love, ye, O my friends-
The gist of life, the end of ends-
To laugh, to love, to live, to die
Ye call me by the ear and eye!