Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, RECOMPENSE, by DOROTHY MOORE ALFORD

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RECOMPENSE, by            
First Line: The toils and pains of an honest day
Last Line: Is the love of god and man -- all told.
Subject(s): Contentment; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers

The toils and pains of an honest day
Are redeemed by more than gold can pay.
The toll of time and strength and heart
Is paid by joy and contentment -- in part --
The joy of a task that is well done,
The contented heart that asks aught of none.
In part, these pay, but the sum of the whole
Is the love of God and man -- all told.

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