“Write Him Up”

Write Him Up

If thy brother does thee wrong,
Write him up.

If he’s weak, ’twill make him strong;
Write him up.

If you know his faults are many,
Write him up.

For, of course, YOU haven’t any;
Write him up.

If some one says aught of YOU,
Write him up.

To let it pass would NEVER do;
Write him up.

If you have an enemy on earth,
Write him up.

Tell his faults from day of birth;
Write him up.

If a preacher makes slight error,
Write him up.

That he may henceforth quake with terror,
Write him up.

If a church is having trouble,
Write it up.

For, of course, ’twill make it double;
Write it up.

If you’re called there for a meeting,
Write it up.

Give their trouble widespread greeting;
Write it up.

— A poem by A. W. Young, of Sunset, Texas (Firm Foundation 21.25 [June 20, 1905], pg. 6).

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