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Ommission

Robert Service

What man has not betrayed
      Some sacred trust?
If haply you are made
      Of honest dust,
Vaunt not of glory due,
      Of triumph won:
Think, think of duties you
      Have left undone.
      
But if in mercy hope,
      Despite your sin,
The gates of Heaven ope'
      To let you in:
Pray, pray that when God reads
      Your judgement due,
He may forget good deeds
      You did not do.

Ommission sins may be
      The bitterest,
And wring in memory
      A heart opprest;
So when sweet pity pleads,
      Let us not rue
Too late, too late Kind Deeds
      We did not do.

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