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Dreams

A dreamer dreamed, and the world passed him by
With a shrug or a laugh or a sneer,
But out of the throng that jostled and rushed
Some paused his words to hear,
And a startled world awoke one day
And his beautiful dream was made clear.

A mother dreamed, with a babe on her breast,
And a prayer to Him who gave,
That the young life entrusted should stand for His truth
And be noble and kindly and brave,
And one day she rejoiced that through words of her son,
Numberless souls were saved.

A nation dreamed, while the galling chains
Of oppression were tightly bound,
Men said that it only dreamed in vain,
No help in its weakness was found,
But erelong the tyrant was overthrown
And the earth rang to freedom's glad sound.

Oh, give us our dreamers to brighten the world!
Their visions have helped us to rise,
Who see with eyes of faith and trust
A world like to that in the skies,
For we re lifted to heights we could never have reached
By the dreamer whose dreams were despised.

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