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HEADS, HEARTS, AND HANDS, by            
First Line: Heads that think and hearts that feel
Last Line: Heads poised over hearts that feel.
Subject(s): Hands; Heads; Hearts

HEADS that think and hearts that feel,
Hands that turn the busy wheel,
Make our life worth living here,
In this mundane hemisphere:
Heads to plan what hearts shall do,
Hearts to bear us bravely through --
Thinking head and toiling hand
Are the masters of the land.

When a thought becomes a thing,
Busy hands make hammers ring
Until honest work has wrought
Into shape the thinker's thought;
Which will aid to civilize,
And make nations great and wise,
Lifting to a lofty height
In this age of thought and light.

Miracles of science show
With their light the way to go;
Touch a tube of gas, and light
Blossoms like the stars of night;
Touch another tube, and lo!
Streams of crystal waters flow;
Touch a telegraphic wire,
And your thought has wings of fire.

Hail to honest hearts and hands,
And to the head that understands;
Hands that dare to truth subscribe,
Hands that never touched a bribe;
Hearts that hate a deed unjust,
Hearts that other hearts can trust;
Heads that plan for others' weal,
Heads poised over hearts that feel.

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