By James Freeman Clarke

And so when we are lost in the great maze of life,
And wander through the streets of this world feeling
That the familiar path is gone,
When we see no landmark of duty,
No inspiring light of attractive work,
And know not where we are,
Then, if our trust in God does not fail us,
We learn lessons we should not otherwise gain.
We learn self-direction or humility;
We learn to cast our care on Him who cares for us;
We learn to be grateful for every kindness that others can do us,
And to respect all forms of life,
And call no man common.