There will always be something to do, my boy;
 There will always be wrongs to right;
There will always be need for a manly breed
 And men unafraid to fight.
There will always be honor to guard, my boy;
 There will always be hills to climb,
And tasks to do, and battles new
 From now to the end of time.
There will always be dangers to face, my boy;
 There will always be goals to take;
Men shall be tried, when the roads divide,
 And proved by the choice they make.
There will always be burdens to bear, my boy;
 There will always be need to pray;
There will always be tears through the future years,
 As loved ones are borne away.
There will always be God to serve, my boy,
 And always the Flag above;
They shall call to you until life is through
 For courage and strength and love.
So these are things that I dream, my boy,
 And have dreamed since your life began:
That whatever befalls, when the old world calls,
 It shall find you a sturdy man.

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