In the cause of mankind, if our creeds agree?
Shall I give up the friend I have valued and tried,
If he kneel not before the same altar as me?
I met a little Elf-man once,
Down where the lilies blow.
I asked him why he was so small
And why he didn't grow.
He looked me through and through.
"I'm quite as big for me," said he
"As you are big for you."
Loving Father, grant that I may not barter love with formalities, nor sacrifice love for customs. But, may I have a fellowship that is true and sincere, and that may be counted on, though all and for all. Amen.