Faith looked out at a drowning man;
And faith had not a doubt
But what some hand would reach and bring
The struggling fellow out!
Hope looked out at the sinking man
And hope had not a frown;
For she was sure as sure could be
The man would never drown!
Love looked out at the drowning man
And Love had faith and hope;
But Love had more - her hand was quick
To throw the man a rope!